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Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Caldecott Honor Book, 1940 — Poor Miss Clavel! In "an old house in Paris that was covered with vines," Miss Clavel oversees the education of 12 little girls, the littlest of whom is the mischievous Madeline. Despite her size, she fearlessly pooh-poohs the tiger in the zoo and frightens Miss Clavel with her adventurous antics. When she a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140501988
ISBN-10: 0140501983
Publication Date: 2/24/1977
Pages: 48
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I read this today to a first grade class, when I read the line "and at the tiger at the zoo, Madeline merely said "pooh pooh!"" I lost the class for about 10 minutes.
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buzzby avatar reviewed Madeline on + 6062 more book reviews
Funny, I spend a lot of my time teaching 1st graders about 10s groups (2 groups of 5), then along comes 12 girls in 2 straight lines. What's a digital theoritition to do?
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This classic book that I loved as a child was a bit hit with my daughter, too.
Love it!
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Used in Five in a Row homeschool curriculum
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With one of the most well known and lovely opening sentences in all of children's literature ("In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines"), MADELINE is an unforgettable picture book about a truly unforgettable character. This story, the first in a series of books about Madeline, introduces readers to life at the French boarding school run by a kindly nun named Miss Clavel. Although she is dedicated to all her students, Miss Clavel must pay special attention to the activities of her youngest charge, a feisty girl named Madeline. Here Madeline faces an emergency visit to the hospital to have her appendix removed. Color paintings, which depict such Parisian landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Luxembourg Gardens, accompany the rhyming text. MADELINE is a 1940 Caldecott Honor Book.
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This version is a small book, just under 5" x 8". A great choice for portability!
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Perfect for gift giving!
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The inside Cover Reads:

Madeline needs no introduction. The story about Miss Clavel's twelve little girls in Paris is a childhood classic.
"mr. Bemelmans' drawings of the Opera, of Notre Dame in the rain, of the sun shining on birds and children in the Luxembourg and Tuileries gardens have put an authentic Paris within the covers of this book. The rhymes in which the tale is told make it one that children will enjoy repeating."
--The New York Times
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Love this rhyming story of the sweetest girl in story books today.
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classic children's book
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A classic!


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