Madeline Author:Ludwig Bemelmans The lively adventures of the twelve famous little girls and Genevieve the dog take readers once more to Bemelmans' unique and delightful Paris. A Caldecott Award Book. Full-color illustrations.
When Madeline falls into the River Seine she is rescued by a brave stray dog. Madeline, along with the other orphans and their teacher Miss Clavel, adopt the dog, whom they name Genevieve, and bring back to live with them at the orphanage. However, when the orphanage's board of trustees discovers that a dog is living on the premises, they put Genevieve out on the streets. Determined to get her beloved pet back, Madeline leads the others on a search through all of Paris.