Picture Book - 1975
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Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis.
Publisher: [Ancramdale, N.Y.] : Live Oak Media, p1975.
ISBN: 9781591128052
Branch Call Number: CD JPB BEMELMANS, L.
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 pbk. (1 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.)
Additional Contributors: Richards, Jean


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Feb 09, 2020

I read this for the "Set In A Country You've Never Visited Before" part of my 2020 reading challenge. Definitely a classic, I remember watching the show growing up. The artwork in this wasn't quite my style, but I liked how at the end it listed all the famous sites in Paris that were shown on each page.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Let Madeline take you on a trip to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, Opera, Notre Dame, Louvre etc.

Nov 23, 2014

Reading this as an adult, I realized that Madeline was not really an orphan (which is what I thought she was as a child), but instead a child who lived at a boarding school, which was apparently very common in Europe, especially among the upper classes. Kind of sad, but interesting that my mother never disabused me of the notion that she was an orphan (I don't know if we even discussed it).

Aug 26, 2014

Who doesn't remember the first few lines from this book?! Brave Madeline isn't scared of mice or heights or tigers in the zoo, and an emergency trip to the hospital turns out to be her grandest adventure yet. The illustrations are simple but memorable, still delightful in today's sea of digital art. One of my very favorite books and a great choice for sharing the classics with young children.

Dec 27, 2012

This book transports the readers young and old to a slightly different place and time. Yet watching little Madeline makes it familiar because she is like the kid in all of us.

wendybird Jul 16, 2009

So good, so classic, I named my firstborn after this plucky heroine francaise. At first glance, the art work seems mere gesture -- but what resonating lines they become... Those yellow pages etch into memory ... thousands agree.


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