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Ludwig Bemelmans

Author, Illustrator

(1898 - 1962)

Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans (April 27, 1898 – October 1, 1962) was an Austria-Hungary-born American writer and illustrator of children’s books and an internationally known gourmet. He is known best for the Madeline picture books. Six were published from 1939 to 1961; a seventh was discovered after his death and published posthumously in 1999.



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A Carnival of Modern Humor (1967)

A collection of humorous pieces from the twentieth century.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Stephen Leacock
P. G. Wodehouse
Et al
Illustrator(s): None

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A Carnival of Modern Humour (1968)

A collection of humorous pieces from the twentieth century.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Stephen Leacock
P. G. Wodehouse
Et al
Illustrator(s): None

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The Castle Number Nine (1937)

Baptiste comes out of retirement to go to work for the Count at the Castle Number Nine.

1937

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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The Children Come Running (1960)

A collection of UNICEF greeting cards, some by famous illustrators.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Illustrator(s): Bettina Bauer-Ehrlich
Ludwig Bemelmans
Roger Duvoisin
Et al

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Dogs, Heroes, Adventurers, Friends (1964)

A collection of thirty favorite dog stories.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Rudyard Kipling
Ernest Thompson Seton
Et al
Illustrator(s): Hamilton Greene

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Fifi (1940)

While on an African safari, Fifi the poodle is captured by hostile natives.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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The Golden Basket (1936)

Two girls from England are on holiday in Bruges, Belgium and meet the littlest orphan, Madeleine.

1936
1937

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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Good Times Together (1958)

An anthology of stories and poems about children around the world for younger readers.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Robert McCloskey
A. A. Milne
Helen Sewell
Et al
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Robert McCloskey
Helen Sewell
Ernest H. Shepard
Et al

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Good Times Together (1958)

Includes Willie’s Pocket by Margaret Wise Brown with illustrations by Crockett Johnson reproduced in color. An anthology for younger children about people around the world.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Margaret Wise Brown
Kenneth Grahame
Maj Lindman
A. A. Milne
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Marjorie Flack
Crockett Johnson
Maurice Sendak
Helen Sewell
Et al

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Hansi (1934)

Hansi spends Christmas with his aunt and uncle high in the mountains of the Tyrol.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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The Happy Place (1952)

Winthrop the rabbit finds refuge in the zoo with his friend the elephant.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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The High World (1954)

A novel about life in the Tyrol between the world wars.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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How the Rabbit Fooled the Whale and the Elephant and Other Stories (1946)

A collection of short stories including How the Rabbit Fooled the Whale and the Elephant, originally published as Rosebud by Ludwig Bemelmans along with The Man Who Kept House and Why the Bear Has a Short Tail.

Author(s): May Hill Arbuthnot
Ludwig Bemelmans
William S. Gray
Illustrator(s): Anne Fleur

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Ludwig Bemelmans’ Favorite Stories: Hansi, Rosebud and The Castle Number Nine (2016)

An Austrian boy spends the Christmas holidays in the Tyrolean mountains, a rabbit tries to prove he is the smartest animal and the Castle Number nine suffers a vocabulary disaster.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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Mad About Madeline (1993)

A compendium of all things Madeline from Madeline to Madeline’s Christmas.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline (1939)

The smallest of the twelve French orphans under the care of Madame Clavel wakes up one night with a tummy ache.

1940

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline (1954)

In an old house in Paris
That was covered in vines
Lived twelve little girls …
The smallest one was Madeline.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline and the Bad Hat (1956)

When Pepito the Spanish ambassador’s son moves in next door he disrupts the lives of the orphelines.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline and the Gypsies (1958)

Pepito and Madeline join a gypsy circus.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline and the Gypsies (1959)

Pepito persuades Madeline to run away with a gypsy circus.

Author(s): Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator(s): Ludwig Bemelmans

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