Madeline's Rescue

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Penguin, 1953 - JUVENILE FICTION - 56 pages
Winner of the Caldecott Medal

"
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!

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?

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.
 

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Madline and her eleven school mates continue to live with Miss Clavel, where every day, rain or shine, they line up in twos and walk out into the city. This time Madeline falls into the river, and is ... Read full review

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This story is about a little girl named Madeline who goes to boarding school. When she falls over the bridge a dog comes to rescue her. She wants to keep it as a pet, but it is chased away by the ... Read full review

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About the author (1953)

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 penguin.com/madeline.

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