Mischievous and Precocious Madeline!
Madeline's fun-loving spirit and bold personality get her into the greatest adventures. In these five books she turns a trip to the hospital into a grand adventure, tumbles into the river Seine only to be rescued by a fearless dog, runs off to join the circus— and that's just the beginning!
In an old, vine-covered house in Paris live 12 little girls. They wear wide-brimmed hats and matching yellow outfits, and walk in two perfect rows. Madeline is the smallest girl, and the most daring. She's not afraid to touch a mouse or go near a tiger in the zoo.
Madeline and Pepito have run off to join the carnival with a band of traveling gypsies. At first they're having the time of their lives, but then they get homesick. Leave it to clever Miss Clavel to find Madeline and Pepito and bring them home. Full color.
Winner of the 1954 Caldecott Medal, Madeline's Rescue is the second adventure in Ludwig Bemelmans' classic series of a little girl named Madeline, who lives in a French boarding school. On a walk through Paris one day with her schoolmates, Madeline trips and falls off a bridge into the Seine River.