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  • Published: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1939.
  • Year Published: 1939
  • Description: [48] p. illus. (part col.) 31 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 480

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0670445800 :
  • 067085154X :
  • 0027090353 :
  • 0140501983 :



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by Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962.

There are currently 7 available

Where To Find It

Call number: E BEM, R Caldecott Honor 1940

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, Malletts Youth Picture Books, Pittsfield Youth PicBks

Additional Details

Youth level.

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Classic for a Reason

Reading this to my toddler brought back distinct memories of hearing the story when I was a little girl, which added to the joy of the experience. I remember the suspense of Miss Clavel running fast and faster down the hall, only to realize the girls were just suffering from jealousy and not from appendicitis at the end of the story. The illustrations are simply gorgeous and the manner of storytelling, describing the girls' routine and Madeline's boldness, is so unique and memorable. It's no wonder this is a classic and continues to be loved by new readers.

A charming story about a special girl

Madeline is a story set in Paris in about the smallest girl in a house. She is very brave and daring and loves adventure. In this story she becomes ill and everyone is worried about her. The book was a Caldecot Honor book. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is touching and it is a book that every child should read at some point!!!
It is a part of a series and each one better than the last!


The illustrations of Paris in this book are so great. The story and kids are adorable!

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