- Title: Madeline
- Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
- ISBN: 9780590133371
- Page: 267
- Format: Paperback
Madeline is one of the best loved characters in children s literature Set in picturesque Paris, this tale of a brave little girl s trip to the hospital was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1940 and has as much appeal today as it did then The combination of a spirited heroine, timelessly appealing art, cheerful humor, and rhythmic text makes Madeline a perennial favorite with chMadeline is one of the best loved characters in children s literature Set in picturesque Paris, this tale of a brave little girl s trip to the hospital was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1940 and has as much appeal today as it did then The combination of a spirited heroine, timelessly appealing art, cheerful humor, and rhythmic text makes Madeline a perennial favorite with children of all ages.
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I read this for BookTubeAThon to fulfill the "read a book older than you" challenge. I remember having and reading this book as a kid, but now I'm kind of confused about what a kid would get out of the story. I guess it's just fun with the pictures and rhymes, but I didn't see much meaning (other than copy your friends? Wish you have an illness to be one of the cool kids?). I really have no idea how to rate this as an adult.
On a recent morning the grandmothers got into a contest: who can remember more of Madeline by heart. They both did very well. My wife and I are getting there. Madeline means a lot to us, partly because we grew up with it, and partly because on our kid's stomach is also a scar - his guts were like all in the wrong place or whatever - so it has Special Meaning for us.I'm the one on the left. I know it's hard to tell.But also it means a lot to our kid, who if you show him Madeline and any other boo [...]
Now I only very very rarely consider an adaptation (or a translation) better than the original, but I will absolutely and gladly have to make an exception to said general rule here. For while I do and with all my heart adore Ludwig Bemelmans' expressive and detailed illustrations (that simply shine and glow with the spirit of Paris, with the spirit of both time and place, of the many specific Parisian landmarks), the same cannot, unfortunately, be said with regard to his accompanying verses, whi [...]
"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines In two straight lines they broke their bread And brushed their teeth and went to bed. They left the house at half past nine In two straight lines in rain or shine- The smallest one was Madeline."Who doesn't remember the first lines from the classic childrens book Madeline!? As a young girl I adored this book. I used to check it out of the library repeatedly, until finally my mother gave in and b [...]
Although I absolutely adore author/illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans' expressive and detailed illustrations (that simply shine and glow with the spirit of Paris, with the spirit of both time and place), the accompanying narrative and especially the rhyme schemes are at times rather majorly choppy and anything but smooth. And truly, for me as an adult reader (who never did read of have Madeline read to me as a child), the unevenness of the rhymes and their at times almost painful artificialness, this [...]
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Geez, I love this book. Wonderfully illustrated, and it still gives me such feels!
Madeline is one of those books that has been in print for so long that everyone seems to know the story even without necessarily having read it. When I was pregnant with Sean, Ian and I saw the 1998 film version of Madeline. While watching (and enjoying) the film we realized that we couldn't remember the story. Ian went out and bought a copy for Sean.The story is told through a simple rhyme taken a few words at a time across pages. The bulk of the tale though is in the illustrations as Madeline [...]
I'm not quite sure what to make of Madeline, or how to rate the book. I'm quite sure my mom read this to me as a child--she gave us the most beautiful children's book selections through books she acquired at garage sales or checked out from the library--but I don't really have any warm-fuzzies attached to it so I'm guessing it was not a favorite.It's still not a favorite. I can appreciate it, to an extent, but I am just not sure I really liked it that much. Maybe my expectations were too high? T [...]
This is one of my childhood favorites. This may be strange. Even as a child, I had a sense there was something going on between Madeline and Pepito. I felt they had a thing going on. You know, "Romantically". What the hell is wrong with me! Is that just me? They were kids and yet I could sense something. I loved the French story and the all the girls and their quirks. It's a cute story. I used to adore the cartoon too. Yeah. Sometimes I just want to take my head off, I'm so fucked up. PLUS SHE'S [...]
It's been several years since I've read this classic picture book, but I found my old copy from when I was a kid yesterday, and it's still a story that holds up. Timeless, full of wonderful paintings of Paris scenery and very creative, Madeline is unforgettable.
This is a classic, must-read book for children. When this was published back in 1939, Bemelmans presented us with a wonderful story of Paris and a little girl who is rushed to the hospital due to an attack of appendicitis. I understood little of what was going on at the age of 5 or 6 when I first read this book, but being in the hospital with flowers and toys and having everyone admire Madeline's scar, hooked me. Now I have most of Bemelmans books on my bookshelf and love each one. This was a se [...]
2016 Reading Challenge:A book that's guaranteed to bring you joyGiven the fact that I've just unearthed this beauty from a box of mementos, this might just become the year of me rereading childhood favourites and I am perfectly okay with that.
This is a sweet - and funny - story about a French orphan who has to have to appendix removed. (What? That's not dramatic at all )
This is another classic to add to my collection of reviews. Madeline won the 1940 Caldecott Award, and it has been a mainstay on classroom shelves. A lot of people have very fond memories associated with it. It features a heroine - definitely a plus for this publication time - and is set in Paris. The story is simple and rhythmic - there's really not a lot to it. The illustrations tell most of the story, and there has always been something about this book that stands out as different for me. The [...]
“Madeline” is the first book created by Ludwig Bemelmans for his “Madeline” series and has won the Caldecott Honor Book Award. This book basically details Madeline’s earliest adventures from standing up bravely to a ferioucious tiger to having a bad case of appendicitis.Ludwig Bemelmans’ writing is creative and sweet as he writes the story in a rhyming text that efficiently narrates the story. The story of how Madeline suffers from appendicitis and how Miss Clavel and the other girls [...]
When once asked if a book ever changed my life, I thought of "Madeline." It was in no way a profound awakening -- I was too young to even understand the lasting effects let alone remember the first time I read the book -- but it lay the seed for my fascination with all things French.After the book came the Madeline doll (with her stitched on appendix scar) and the sequel stories and subsequent television shows. I still get nostalgic every time I see the two rows of girls in their yellow uniforms [...]
Loved it! This is a classic children's book with wonderful illustrations and rhyming verses.I read this book many many times when I was young and to my children when they were young.The story of French schoolgirl Madeline is timeless and includes picture references of many famous Paris landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and Notre Dame. I read this book for free on We Give Books.
Madeline, a student at a Paris boarding school, finds herself hospitalized for an appendectomy. The book is written in rhyme. Children can be grateful hospital stays are shorter than when the book was written. While the illustrations may not appeal to today's youngsters as much as they did to earlier eras, they are still excellent, showing what can be done with minimal colors. It's a classic 1940 Caldecott honor book which stood the test of time.
This book has ALWAYS been a favorite for me. I reread this book since it was on the list of top-100 picture books. Madeline is the smallest of all the girls in her boarding school, but she is also the bravest. One night she needs to get her appendix out, and her friends become jealous of the attention she gets in the hospital. I loved the pictures in this book and would pick it up just to see the beautiful paintings. I remember staying up late and looking at the pictures in this book with a flas [...]
My daughter loved this book!!!
I may have heard about this series/this book before, however it really came to my attention yesterday, when someone I friended on read this one. It looked fun, and right up my alley.And did it turn out to be that way? Yes, though it wasn't because of the so-called timelessly appealing art (What was so appealing to it?), but because of the adorable story with wonderful, sweet characters. Characters like the Miss Clavel, Madeline, but also the other girls. Especially Madeline quickly turned to a [...]
I ran across this book today, and had a flood of childhood memories. I love Madeline, perhaps because she is French, Parisian, and Catholic, three things which I was not (and still am not). She also has a sense of adventure and fearlessness, which is not always common in stories about little girls. There is always a bit of a fascination with orphans too when one is a child-- not that one wishes bad to come to their parents, but the thought of a child without proper adult supervision is sort of e [...]
A beautiful library book, enjoyed for its illustrations and most unlikely misbehaving heroine, who was always loved and never punished after her downfalls. I understood fiction at an early age! Lol.
Read this book as part of my Diversity Challenge, I had to read a book that was turned into a tv show. Very cute story!
This was such a cute and fun read and I loved the artwork! Can't wait to read more!
Wonderful illustrations, a nice story. Now I will always say pooh-pooh to scary things. :)
To check out all my reviews: dancinginth3darkWhen I was a little boy I remember vividly watching the animate cartoon called Madeline. When my grandparents had to babysit me sometimes they were busy and put on cartoons and leave the channel for me and I remember watching this on Disney Channel in the morning/early afternoon and being mesmerized by the story. Typically Madeline is for "girls" but I have gotten to a point in my life that looking back on the programs that I watched shows should be u [...]
L.O literally laughed when the poem was about to end. I'm glad I've finally read this and I think I would read it all over and over and over again. ♥♥
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