Madeline Series: Madeline

Take a trip to Paris in this picture book classic, loved by small people – and big ones! In an old house in Paris, covered in vines, live twelve little girls in two straight lines. But one night, something odd happens. Can Madeline show how brave she is? Madeline is the littlest of twelve little girls at Miss Clavel’s school. Usually, she’s full of mischief. But today, something’s not right. Quick – call the doctor! Soon Madeline’s on her way to hospital. She needs to have her appendix out. Oh dear! Luckily, she’s fine. And although her friends are upset, they cheer up when they see her lovely gifts and impressive scar…

  • A true family favourite loved for over 70 years
  • Pairs delightful rhyming text with stylish artwork
  • Children will adore the fascinating Parisian setting
  • Feisty, brave Madeline is a fantastic role model

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    Ludwig Bemelmans

    Ludwig Bemelmans was a prolific and imaginative author and illustrator, best known for his classic Madeline books.


    Ludwig Bemelmans was awarded a Caldecott Honor Award, an award that recognizes the artists of distinguished American children picture books.

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