Thursday, April 21, 2005

Madeline: Straight Lines and Rare Finds

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"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines,
lived twelve little girls in two straight lines
They left the house at half past nine...
The smallest one was Madeline."

I had fun while looking for information to give you about an original copy of Madeline (1939) by Ludwig Bemelmans that I found. Not that you need another reason to go the library, but I found the copy as a discard for sale yesterday. I always find cheap rare books in the cracks and crevices of the region but I paid about 10 cents for this book.

The Official Madeline Website.

See all of the titles in the Madeline series.

Read about Ludwig Bemelmans.

Here is a list of other children's books by the same author.

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