Madeline Series: Madeline's Christmas

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines…

It’s Christmas Eve, and Miss Clavel and her charges are all in bed with colds. All except Madeline, who answers the door to a mysterious man selling rugs. But when the rug-seller reveals that he is actually a magician, all the little girls are whisked away on a magical Christmas carpet ride! Celebrate 70 years of Madeline in a classic festive tale that sees you soar through the glittering Parisian skies and explore Christmas Eve from Santa’s point of view! The small but feisty Madeline and her charming world have been loved by children and adults alike for generations.

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    Ludwig Bemelmans

    Ludwig Bemelmans was a prolific and imaginative author and illustrator, best known for his classic Madeline books.


    Ludwig Bemelmans was awarded a Caldecott Honor Award, an award that recognizes the artists of distinguished American children picture books.

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