January 5, 2012
Rediscover Madeline, now available in board book format
The story of twelve little girls in two straight lines, the smallest one being Madeline, has delighted children for more than seventy years. Now the beloved Caldecott Honor Book is available in sturdy board book format and a reduced size perfect for small hands. While the text is slightly abridged, none of the charm of the original book is lost as a new format brings this classic title to a younger audience.
With one of the most well known and lovely opening sentences in all of children's literature ("In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines"), MADELINE is an unforgettable picture book about a truly unforgettable character. This story, the first in a series of books about Madeline, introduces readers to life at the French boarding school run by a kindly nun named Miss Clavel. Although she is dedicated to all her students, Miss Clavel must pay special attention to the activities of her youngest charge, a feisty girl named Madeline. Here Madeline faces an emergency visit to the hospital to have her appendix removed. Color paintings, which depict such Parisian landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Luxembourg Gardens, accompany the rhyming text. MADELINE is a 1940 Caldecott Honor Book.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Health + Daily Living / General, Classics, Girls + Women, Family / Orphans + Foster Homes
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Family / Orphans + Foster Homes, Classics, Girls + Women, Health + Daily Living / General
- Edition: Abridged
- Language: English
- Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
- Online Item #: 13853871
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-1508
- ISBN: 9780670014071
- Made in the USA or Imported