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Madeline at the White House Hardcover – January 25, 2011

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John Bemelmans Marciano on Madeline at the White House

Dear Reader,

Sending Madeline to the White House is an idea that my grandfather cooked up with his friend, Jacqueline Kennedy. In a series of letters to the First Lady, he imagined a book in which Madeline visits Caroline, or something like that. He even suggested that the Mrs. Kennedy write the words and he would do the pictures. At the time, my grandfather was still working on Madeline and the Magician, a book that he assured her he would finish shortly.

Sadly, he never did. My grandfather died in 1962, still at work on the Magician story. The book was to end with Miss Clavel taking in a stray cat who winds up being the Magician in disguise. In what might be one of the last drawings my grandfather ever did, the cat is wearing the magician's fez, surrounded by Madeline and the girls.

I've always imagined that picture to be the truth of it--that my grandfather is a kind of magician who has lives on alongside Madeline and her friends. His body itself is buried in Arlington Cemetery. Although born in Europe, my grandfather came to the U.S. as a teenager and proudly served in the army, and always wanted to be buried in a soldier's grave in the nation's capital.

For Madeline at the White House I have tried to weave all of these threads together: the book my grandfather never finished, the one he never began, and his feelings for the country he called home. So Madeline goes and visits a little girl named Candle whose father is the busiest man in the world, has fun at the White House Easter Egg Roll, and goes on a magic carpet ride of Washington conducted by a rabbit wearing a fez.

I hope you like it.

Happy Easter,

John Bemelmans Marciano

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First Daughter Candle (whose unruly mop curls up like a flame) is feeling ignored by her busy parents, so Mom arranges for an Easter weekend visit from Madeline and her friends. The girls enjoy rolling eggs, overeating, and sleepover activities, capped off by a magical ride on cherry blossoms to view D.C. landmarks, courtesy of a magician first seen in Madeline’s Christmas (1985), now transformed into a rabbit. Based on an idea Bemelmans was working on at the time of his 1962 death, grandson Marciano has done a credible job copying the rhythms and artistic style of the originals. Preschool-Grade 1. --Kay Weisman
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: AD540L (What's this?)
  • Series: Madeline
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers (January 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670012289
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670012282
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We have all the Madeline books and we really enjoyed this new addition. One reviewer wrote that they didn't feel like the rhymes flow -- but if read with the correct cadence -- it flows wonderfully. Most of the illustrations are in full color and all are beautiful. My three-year-old knows quite a bit about Paris from the other Madeline books and I'm glad that she'll be adding knowledge about our own nation's monuments! I'd say it is a must-have for every Madeline fan!
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The Bemelmans' are my favorite illustrators and this book did not disappoint. The pictures are all lively and vivid. The story itself was not the best Madeline, but any collector or fan will enjoy it. My little 9 month old sat still for it. The poetry is cute and some lines made me laugh aloud. This is a must own book for sure.
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As with all the Madeline books, a child, or reader, or traveler actually learns something
about some important place in the world. For our young Americans, this is a wonderful
opening of the White House doors to the young people.
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My granddaughter loves Madeline so I bought two for her for Christmas. Madelin's Christmas and since she had a trip to the White House in DC last week I also got her Madeline at the White House. She was so happy.
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My disappointment in the writing of this current version of a story about Madeline prevented me from giving this book as a Christmas gift to a child on my gift list. The story seemed to not flow in content or style. I hope this author takes a look at basics like sentence and paragraph construction, character development and the idea of cohesiveness within a story. I do not recommend this purchase unless one would like to enjoy the charm of the illustrations.
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Daughter is starting to read and loves Madeline, you can't do much better then that. New book just as advertised.
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Beautiful Madeline book, it was purchased for my little niece. She loves these books.
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Beautiful book and well written. The usual wonderful illustrations.
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