- Age Range: 3 - 7 years
- Lexile Measure: AD480L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 54 pages
- Publisher: The Viking Press (January 1, 1967)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0670445800
- ISBN-13: 978-0590759427
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.4 x 12.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 568 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ludwig Bemelmans was a painter, illustrator, and writer for both children and adults. His Madeline book rank among the most honored children’s book series. Madeline was named a Caldecott Honor Book, and the first of its five sequels, Madeline’s Rescue, won the Caldecott Medal and was a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year. Mr. Bemelmans died in 1962, after completing Madeline’s Christmas. Visit penguin.com/madeline.
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The end papers and one illustration show the ile de cite, the pont neuf and the small park on the isle where now the tour boats are docked.
That's all specially meaningful to me because it is from the bridge and into the Seine that I threw the key to the lock I secured to the bridge,honoring the love my deceased wife and I had for each other. In the little park below my grandaughters husband proposed to her.
Although most young kids don't know about orphans and living in an orphanage, they immediately bond with little Madeline. Children enjoy its cadence and rhyming (not at all like Dr. Seuss' books). It's less obvious and a bit more sophisticated.
Depending on a child's age and cognitive level, this book can go from simply entertaining (1) to broadening a child's knowledge (2), to higher order reading skills (3). Examples: (1) Reading a story; (2) What's an orphanage? Where is France? Do children speak English there? Tell me, what is the big, grey thing on the book's cover? (3) Do you think the girls are all happy to share a big bedroom? If you were Madeline, how would you feel? Why do we have an appendix?
Taken at face value, this classic is a lovely tale. But, it can also be a springboard for meaningful conversations.