Madeline is one of the best-loved characters in children's literature. Set in picturesque Paris, this tale of a brave little girl's trip to the hospital was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1940 and has as much appeal today as it did then. The combination of a spirited heroine, timelessly appealing art, cheerful humor, and rhythmic text makes Madeline a perennial favorite with children of all ages.
"No one has ever written more delightful stories than the Madeline books, whose text and pictures are cherished by parents as well as by youngsters, and which have brightened the evening shadows at many a bedtime". -- International Herald Tribune
About the Author
Ludwig Bemelmans was a painter, illustrator, and writer for both children and adults. The Madeline books are among the most honored children's books of all time. Mr. Bemelmans died in 1962 after completing his sixth story about Madeline, Madeline's Christmas.
Series: Picture Puffin Books
For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Number Of Pages: 56
Published: 1st May 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 31.1 x 22.2 x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.25