Item description for Madeline in America: And Other Holiday Tales by Ludwig Bemelmans & John Bemelmans Marciano...
Overview Featuring a brand new story, two delightful holiday tales, family reminiscences, and artwork selected from the family archives, the first new Madeline book in fifteen years brings to life the beloved red-headed heroine as she embarks on an amazing adventure in America. 125,000 first printing.
Publishers Description While researching his famous grandfather's work, John Bemelmans Marciano made a thrilling discovery -- a complete manuscript and sketches of Madeline's only adventure in America. With help from his mother and grandmother (the original Madeline ), Ludwig's grandson brings this delightful work to fruition. The book contains two additional holiday stories, warm family reminiscences, and holiday artwork lovingly selected from the family archives.
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Studio: Arthur A. Levine Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.36" Width: 9.41" Height: 0.53" Weight: 1.83 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN 0590039105 ISBN13 9780590039109
Availability 0 units.
More About Ludwig Bemelmans & John Bemelmans Marciano
Ludwig Bemelmans was a painter, illustrator, and writer of more than three dozen books for both adults and children. Born in 1898 in a part of Tirol now known as Merano, Italy, he came to the United States in 1914 and, after spending Christmas Eve on Ellis Island, set up residence in New York City. Before finding his voice as a writer, he worked in a hotel and ran his own restaurant. Later Bemelmans became a novelist and a nonfiction writer, as well as a frequent contributor to The New Yorker (for which he drew many covers), Town and Country, Holiday, and Vogue; and he also wrote a screenplay in Hollywood. He penned the first draft of Madeline on the backs of menus in Pete's Tavern. He is best known for his Madeline books, which rank among the most honored children's books ever. 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. A world traveler, Bemelmans was renowned as a true cosmopolite, an irreverent and droll chronicler of the incongruous, an elegant man-about-town, a merry observer of the improbable and the absurd. He died in 1962 after completing the sixth story about Madeline, Madeline's Christmas.
Ludwig Bemelmans lived in the state of New York. Ludwig Bemelmans was born in 1898 and died in 1962.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales?
Madeline Jul 5, 2006
The book is so precious, I loved it and gave it to my granddaughter.
One More Time! Dec 3, 1999
When Ludwig Bemelmans passed away he was working on a final Madeline book. Although he had completed the text, the pictures were only in sketch form. His grandson has apparently inherited all of his artistic talent and done a beautiful job completing his work. Adults and children alike will love this story. Plus - there are two other marvelous children's stories by Bemelmans re-published. Three books for the price of one!
A must for your Madeline Collection! Nov 1, 1999
Although the "Madeline" story doesn't live up to the earlier books (the rhythm is bumpy), it is entertaining. The other stories are absolutely marvelous, as are all the illustrations. John Bemelmans Marciano is a worthy successor to his granddaddy. This would make a great Christmas gift for any Madeline fan.
NOT TYPICAL MADELINE! Oct 13, 1999
I was very disappointed after reading Madeline in America. I don't feel this story is in sync with other Madeline stories. The story dwelled on Money. I don't feel little children need to learn about trust funds, inheritance or all the things money can buy. I give the book 2 stars for the other 2 stories in the book that are not Madeline stories, but are quite cute. If you purchase this book, you may want to 'write your own story' to go along with the pictures in Madeline in America. The pictures are Texas scenes, and your children can probably tell a much better adventure story than an inheritance story. I feel obligated to let you know this isn't Typical Madeline so you will be prepared and not disappointed, as I was.