Velvet-voiced Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music
) narrates this whimsical account of Madeline's first trip to New York. After Madeline, her schoolmates, pal Pepito, and chaperone Miss Clavel have seen the sites, including the Empire State Building, they take in a baseball game. The adventure really begins when Madeline catches the first home run ball of the season and wins a bridge--the Brooklyn Bridge--from Mr. Moneybags. Owning and operating a major metropolitan bridge turns out to be a formidable task--even for a plucky girl like Madeline. Fortunately, the city's kindly mayor comes to her aid. Along the way, she serves as the bat girl for the Yankees, introduces French fries to America, gets to enjoy her own ticker-tape parade, and even has a street--Madison Avenue--named after her. She will experience further New York adventures in Madeline's Halloween Spooktacular
. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
From the Back Cover
Join Madeline and her friends as they visit the sights of New York City. When they attend the first Yankee game of the season Madeline catches a home-run and wins the Brooklyn Bridge. Watch as Madeline becomes the city's hero when she prevents traffic, introduces French Fries to the United States and has a ticker tape parade thrown in her honor!