The first of the Madeline children's book series by Ludwig Bemelmans, published in 1939. The classic continues to enjoy a large readership to this day. Now the beloved Caldecott Honor book is available in sturdy board book format.
Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) (www.madeline.com), a painter, illustrator, and writer for both children and adults, originally publishedMadelinein 1939. It lives on today, along with Caldecott Medal winnerMadeline s Rescue, as a seminal picture book in children s literature. Ludwig Bemelmans grandson, John Bemelmans Marciano, carries on his grandfather s legacy and has written and illustrated four books about Madeline of his own, includingMadeline and the Old House in ParisandMadeline at the White House.