“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines the smallest one was Madeline
Nothing frightens Madeline—not tigers, not even mice. With its endearing, courageous heroine, cheerful humor, and wonderful, whimsical drawings of Paris, the Madeline stories are true classics that continue to charm readers, even after 75 years!
Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) was the author of the beloved Madeline books, including Madeline
, a Caldecott Honor Book, and Madeline's Rescue
, winner of the Caldecott Medal.
Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) (www.madeline.com), a painter, illustrator, and writer for both children and adults, originally published Madeline
in 1939. It lives on today, along with Caldecott Medal winner Madeline’s Rescue
, as a seminal picture book in children’s literature. Ludwig Bemelmans’ grandson, John Bemelmans Marciano, carries on his grandfather’s legacy and has written and illustrated four books about Madeline of his own, including Madeline and the Old House in Paris
and Madeline at the White House