The smallest and bravest one is Madeline, whose adventurous spirit and outrageous antics have delighted boys and girls for over seventy years. Now even the youngest readers can enjoy this timeless favorite in a sturdy board book format.
"In this charming and uproariously funny hotel memoir, Ludwig Bemelmans uncovers the fabulous world of the Hotel Splendide -- the thinly disguised stand-in for the Ritz -- a luxury New York hotel where he worked as a waiter in the 1920s. With equal parts affection and barbed wit, he uncovers the everyday chaos that reigns behind the smooth facades of the gilded dining room and banquet halls. In hilarious detail, Bemelmans sketches the hierarchy of...
Featuring an introduction by Ludwig Bemelmans' daughter, a rerelease of the 1950 classic ode to New York City by the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the Madeline series follows the experiences of a crotchety landlord who discovers his much-needed new tenant is a music teacher.
Madeline's as full of mischief as ever! When she 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. Genevieve accompanies Madeline everywhere--to music class, to school, and on her daily walk. But all is not well for Miss Clavel, since there's only one dog for twelve little girls. What can be done when there's just not enough...
The creator of the Madeline books offers a look behind-the-scenes kitchen life at the Ritz in 1920s and 1930s New York, chronicling the zany antics and characters at the pseudonymous Hotel Splendide in twenty-four whimsical tales and original drawings.
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