Madeline is a children's picture book, written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans, and published in 1939. It is the first book in the Madeline series. The series is about a girl in a Catholic boarding school in Paris. This story serves as an introduction to Madeline and her school. The story is written entirely in rhyme, and the simple themes of daily life appeal to children.
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- Reading Age: 3+
- Read Aloud Age: 3+
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