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Philomel Books, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Louie the pig doesn't love school, and school doesn't love him. He draws when he should be studying, and the other pigs taunt him for falling behind. But he keeps drawing - mostly pictures of his mother's childhood in Paris: the convent school where she grew up, where all the girls walked in two straight lines . . .

Children around the world know how the story ends, but here's a story about how it all began. In a stunning new style, Will Hillenbrand presents a unique, creative interpretation of the childhood Ludwig Bemelmans, a little artist who started his life misunderstood - but ended up one of the most celebrated children's book creators of all time.

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User Review  - Eclouse - LibraryThing

Louie is a pig who loves to paint! He paints on everything, one day he goes to live and work with his aunt and uncle and is discovered by an artist. He also meets his future wife. This story is great because it shows passion, determination, and love. It is great to use in an art class. Read full review

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User Review  - Kalesa Guy - Goodreads

Louie is a little pig who loves to draw. HIs drawing and love of art often gets him into trouble at school. This is a story about Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of "Madeline". Little Louie is ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Will Hillenbrand lives in Terrace Park, Ohio.

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