Friday, July 11, 2014

Madeline is 75!

The Madeline book series by Ludwig Bemelmans turns 75 this year and is honored in a NY Historical Society exhibit. One of my favorite childhood book series ever! The story is actually based on the author's daughter who went to Paris at age 2. So the real girl was not French at all. I am rather disappointed to find this out. Today you can buy all sorts of Madeline things: dolls, tea sets, etc. None of these existed when I was little and was completely happy just reading the books. Ah, merchandising. What would poor dear Miss Clavell say?  Read all about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28233820

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