Madeline's Christmas

Madeline's Christmas

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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Overview

What would every little girl like to find under the tree? Her very own Madeline doll, decked out in a bright red Christmas coat and hat and a tartan party dress. And there is a copy of Madeline's Christmas to read, too. With a handsome package and attractive price, this Madeline's Christmas Book and Doll set makes an ideal holiday present for any fan of Madeline-or any girl who appreciates a special doll.

Author Biography: Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) was the author and illustrator of the six Madeline books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140566505
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Series: Madeline Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 262,628
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile: AD810L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Ludwig Bemelmans (1896-1963) was born in the Austrian Tirol, coming to the United States in 1914. Although best known for his children's books, he also wrote fiction and non-fiction for adults, on subjects he knew best: hotels, traveling, and Hollywood.
 
He was a frequent contributor to magazines, including The New Yorker, Town and Country, and Holiday. Bemelmans was also a painter, whose art was displayed in exhibitions around the world.

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Madeline's Christmas 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
A_Father_from_TN More than 1 year ago
We just like the Madeline series, and plan to collect all of them.
marietybur on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Published after the author's death, it is a beautiful book. It gives a glimpse of how the author worked, as some pages are not refined as they would have been had he lived to complete it in his usual style. With Christmas near, in a houseful of sick kids and Miss Clavel, only Madeline is well. She takes charge. Artwork and rhyming prose are perfectly matched as always.
ckarmstr1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book teaches kids that generosity will lead to great things. If you give, then you will receive. Madeline takes care of a freezing cold carpent salesman/magician, and he rewards the girls by flying them home on magic carpets to be with their families on Christmas day. Generosity goes a long way! The Madeline books are so great!
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Everyone is sick at Christmas, except for Madeline, who's been caring for everyone. When a rug merchant sells her all his rugs, he realizes it's too cold outside without them. On returning, he proves to be a magician, and he turns the rugs into carpets to take all the girls home to their families for Christmas.I just had a couple of problems- first of all- doesn't Madeline not have a family? Second- the girls are still sick and it's snowing really badly outside. Third- who's taking care of Mrs. Clavel while everyone's gone- the magician who's now alone in the house with her? Well, at least everyone's back for the New Year at the end...
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