20 December 2011

Day 20 of Christmas Nightlight Readings: Madeline's Christmas

"In an old house in Paris, that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines... the smallest one was Madeline." Ludwig Bemelmans published six Madeline books during his lifetime, the last being Madeline's Christmas in 1956 (first published in McCall Magazine). I do not have a particular history to tell regarding this little book, just that it was one of my favorite Madeline books. In this particular story all the little girls are sick with a cold, except Madeline, and she has to take care of everyone—until she receives help from a magician. I know this story was enjoyed by my generation and my parents generation, and hopefully we can now share it with our future generations.

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