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Madeline series

The little orphan was first seen in Bruges, Belgium, but changed her name and moved to Paris where she had many adventures.

Books in the Madeline series:

The Golden Basket (1936)

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

1936 1937

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans

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Mad About Madeline (1993)

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

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: 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: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: 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: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: 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: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline and the Gypsies (1958)

Pepito and Madeline join a gypsy circus.

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline and the Gypsies (1959)

Pepito persuades Madeline to run away with a gypsy circus.

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales (1999)

Includes Madeline in America, The Count and the Cobbler: A Bemelmans Christmas Memory and Sunshine.

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
John Bemelmans Marciano
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans
John Bemelmans Marciano

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Madeline in London (1961)

Madeline and the orphelines visit Pepito in London and return with a new pet.

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans
Ervine Metzl

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Madeline in Texas (1999)

A special edition of Madeline in America sold by Neiman-Marcus.

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
John Bemelmans Marciano
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline: A Pop-Up Book (1987)

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

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline’s Christmas (1956)

Everyone is in bed with a cold on Christmas eve but Madeline, who finds them all a beautiful Christmas present.

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline’s Christmas (1985)

Everyone is in bed with a cold on Christmas eve but Madeline who finds a beautiful present for each.

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline’s Rescue (1953)

Madeline falls in the Seine and is rescued by Miss Genevieve, a dog.

1954 1953

Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans

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