Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) is a painter, illustrator, and writer for both children and adults. He is best known for Madeline, a seminal picture book in children’s literature and Caldecott Honor book. He wrote six Madeline books altogether, including the Caldecott Medal winning Madeline’s Rescue. Ludwig Bemelmans’ grandson, John Bemelmans Marciano, carries on his grandfather’s legacy and has written and illustrated four books about Madeline of his own, including Madeline and the Old House in Paris and Madeline at the White House.
I like the Madeline series, but this particular book is a little culturally insensitive as the gypsies essentially kidnap Madeline.Published 2 months ago by AO
wonderful book, great story, captivating art, perfect condition. 7yo granddaughter sat down immediately to have me read this to her. Read morePublished 4 months ago by nan
Kids loved it although I thought it was too complicated for my five year old - the story and rhyming we're a little strained as compared to the original Madeline book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nemesis
This book was small and cheaply printed. A disappointment. I was expecting the usual larger size. I don't remember the description of the book warning of this.Published 9 months ago by Kathryn M. Tomaselli
The only way it is offensive is if you are offended by the word Gypsy. They/we are not portrayed in a negative light at all. Read morePublished 12 months ago by I. Patcherezov
These books come from an unsanitised age.
The gypsies kidnap Madeline and Pepito, drug them and then hold them prisoners. Read more