Madeline in America
And Other Holiday Tales
Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: John Bemelmans Marciano
Comedy and Humor, Poetry and Rhymes, Short Stories, Series
Europe, North America, Adoption and Foster Care, Christmas, Cleverness, Creativity and Imagination
Ludwig Bemelmans spent his first Christmas in America as an immigrant at Ellis Island. From then on, the creator of the beloved Madeline books retained a special fondness for the holiday. Collected here are several marvelous holiday pieces: Madeline in America, first published in McCall's magazine in 1955 and now presented with Ludwig's original drawings, rendered in glorious full color by John Marciano in his grandfather's style. It's a rip-roaring Texas adventure with all the elements that readers have come to love and expect from Miss Clavel and the 12 little girls in two straight lines. . . . In this book we are also bringing back the wonderful "Sunshine," Bemelmans' timeless (and now timely!) tale of a music teacher whose greedy landlord wants to evict her from her apartment on the eve of Christmas. The collection will also have pieces that Bemelmans did for other magazines, and a touching family reminiscence from his wife, daughter, and grandson.