Madeline's Rescue

Madeline's Rescue

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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Winner of the Caldecott Medal When Madeline falls into the river Seine and nearly drowns, a courageous canine comes to her rescue. Now Genevieve the dog is Madeline's cherished pet, and the envy of all the other girls. What can be done when there's just not enough hound to go around?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140566512
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Series: Madeline Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 78,581
Product dimensions: 9.38(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.21(d)
Lexile: AD460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Ludwig Bemelmans was a painter, illustrator, and writer for both children and adults. His Madeline book rank among the most honored children’s book series. Madeline was named a Caldecott Honor Book, and the first of its five sequels, Madeline’s Rescue, won the Caldecott Medal and was a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year. Mr. Bemelmans died in 1962, after completing Madeline’s Christmas. Visit 

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Madeline's Rescue 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Artistically it is beautiful, mixing expressive and energetic line drawings with the occasional full-color painting quite effectively. The story mixes very comic elements (like the girls all fighting over who will have the dog sleep on their bed, while their harried nurse keeps getting up in the night as always) and elements of true poignancy, like when the dog is lost. We see Madeline in her window looking at the empty streets, sighing 'Oh Genevieve, where can you be? Genevieve, please come back to me.' The direct, sad, but unsentimental tone of this moment is really moving. Overall, a most satisfying tale indeed, both in story and in art, with a happy ending that is sure to please. This book won the Caldecott Medal in 1954 and it¿s for ages 4-8.
rjmcwhorter1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book contains beautiful illustrations, and I would definitely read it to my students. It rhymes, so it flows well and can be predictable, and it also has a very cute ending that students will enjoy.
JohannaJ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is about Madeline who saves a dog. Madeline live in an orphanage and takes the dog home. It's all about how her and the other orphans adventure in keeping the dog. This book would be very good for anyone who loves Paris.
JSpencer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Madeline lives with 11 other girls and one adult. Every day they take a walk. Madeline is a bit mischievous and ends up falling off a bridge. A brave dog rescues her. The dog, Genevieve, is kicked out by the trustees during an inspection. The girls and Miss Clavel go out looking for her but have no luck. Genevieve comes back to the house later that night and the girls fight over who she will sleep in bed with. That night she has 12 puppies, so every girl gets one. I used to watch the Madeline shows on television when I was younger and my grandma would read the Madeline books to me. In a way I can relate to Madeline because I have two sisters and out of all of them I was always off doing my own thing, just like Madeline. In the classroom, we could have a safety day and talk about how important it is to listen to adults and do what we¿re told so we don¿t get hurt like Madeline did. Also, I could have the students each tell us about their pet (if they have one) and what their responsibility is with the pet.
soonergirlam on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:Madeline doesn't listen to directions from adults and falls off a bridge, but a dog saves her. The girls keep the dog and fight over who it belongs to. The girls have to get rid of the dog because of an inspection. But, they finally find the dog and it has pups, so now each girl has their own dog. Personal Reaction:It shows the importance of listening to adults. Also, I think little girls would love this book!Extension #1:I would use this as a way to teach respect. Because it illustrate the reasons why kids should listen to and respect adults. Extension #2:I would have the students journal about their favorite pet!
lauren.anderson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary-Madeline falls off a bridge and a dog saves her.Then all the girls at the school want to keep the dog so they do.The school gets inspected and they get in trouble for having the dog,and have to get rid of it.They look and look for the dog finally it comes back and has puppies and the girls each have their own dog.Personal Reaction-The Madeline books are very good and educational for little girls.They teach little life lessons.I think all girls should read them.Classroom Extension 1-I would talk to them about listening to their elders because they are there to help you.Classroom Extension 2- Maybe have a lesson about dogs!
caitsm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A second book to the famous Madeline, where the girls adopt a dog!
kellyholmes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A classic, but just okay for me.
HeatherSwinford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Classic story that takes adults back to their childhood, and young readers into Madeline's world of the orphanage. The stories are neat and short allowing for the reader to maintain the information of what they have read.
britneymellott on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
During a walk that Madeline and the girls take Madeline falls off a bridge into the water. A dog saves her and the girls decide to take the dog home and keep her. They treated her as if she was another one of the girls. Then Lord Cucuface comes for inspection and kicks the dog out. After he leaves the girls go searching for the dog. They did not find her and went back home. She came home that night and later the same night had puppies, one for each girl to have their own.I personally have always liked Madeline. I think it's a good book for children to read or just imagine the story by looking at the pictures. It's a perfect book for the Caldecott award, because the illistration is very bright and colors change with mood of story.In class i would maybe do something with my kids like a pets day. I'd have students bring in pictures of their pets and share them. I might also have them do an art project and make a picture of their animals.
caltstatt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story tells of a young girl living in what seems to be an orphanage and one day falls in the water. She is saved by a dog who begins to live at the orphange. The dog seems smart, but the people who are in charge of the orphanage say she must go. The girls of the orphanage look everywhere for the dog, but can't find her. Later that night the dog is outside and she comes to live in the orphange again, but soon has puppies so each girl has a little dog of her own.This would be an entertaining book to read to young children.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Madeline falls into the water and is saved from drowning by a dog, who soon becomes the pet at Mrs. Clavelle's. The nasty trustees kick the dog out, however, much to all the girls' distress. Geniveve the dog returns, with a surprise- puppies! Now all the girls have a puppy to share!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is about a young girl named Madeline and her dog Genevieve. Genevieve saved Madeline's life once and now the dog is ordered out of the school and away from Madeline. Just how far will Madeline go to return the favor and save Genevieve's life now? This is a story that readers will never tire of. Children will love it because they will be able to asscoiate with Madeline and how she feels when her beloved pet is taken away from her. Ludwig Bemelmans, author and illustrator of more than 40 books for children and adults, was born in the Austrian Tyrol on April 27, 1898. Bemelmans married Madeleine Freund in 1935. Bemelmans said that watching his daughter gave him many of the inspirations for his Madeline books. This story would be great for second to fourth grade readers and fits into the fantasy category.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever experienced the feelings of sadness that follow the loss of a special pet? If you have, you will love this story. This is a story about a little girl, Madeline, who lives at a girl¿s school with her teacher, Miss Clavel, the other students and a dog she loves named Genevieve. Genevieve once saved Madeline¿s life and was beloved by all, especially Madeline. The drama in the story occurs when an order from the board of Directors banishes Genevieve from the school. The ever alert Miss Clavel realizes that, ¿Something is not right¿ and begins a search. This is a timeless tale that has not lost any of it¿s appeal since it was first written in 1953.