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Madeline Christmas Activity Book - a book by Bemelmans, Ludwig

Madeline Christmas Activity Book

Madeline Christmas Activity Book( )
Author: Bemelmans, Ludwig
Series title:Madeline Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint:Viking Books for Young Readers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.99
Book Description:

Now you can spend Christmas with Madeline, Miss Clavel, and all their friends. Place the reusable stickers from this book in Madeline's bedroom, decorate her living room from the holidays, or fly the twelve little girls over the banks of the wintery Siene on magic carpets. Also indie are sixteen pages of Christmas crafts and games, including an ornament to make and hang on your very own Christmas tree

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Stories In Verse
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.5 x 10.88 x 0.13 Inches
Book Weight:0.343 Pounds
Author Biography
Bemelmans, Ludwig (Author)
Ludwig Bemelmans, April 27, 1898 - October 1, 1962 Ludwig Bemelmans was born on April 27, 1898 in Meran, then Austria. At the age of eight, his parents divorced and he moved with his mother to Regensburg, Germany. He was enrolled into various public and private schools and failed out of most of them. At the age of twelve, unsure of what else to do with him, Bemelmans was apprenticed to an uncle in the hotel business and proceeded to go through many jobs, being repeatedly dismissed. After supposedly shooting and almost killing a waiter, his family gave him the ultimatum of reform school or emigration to the United States. He arrived in America in 1914 with reference letters from his uncle to various hotel managers in New York.

Bemelmans obtained a job as a waiter in the Ritz-Carlton, but left that job to join the Army in 1917. In the Army, he worked with German speaking recruits and as a military hospital guard. In 1918, Bemelmans became a naturalized citizen, returning to hotel and restaurant work a year later, eventually opening his own restaurant. In the 1934, at the suggestion of one of his friends, Bemelmans began to write, producing his first children's book, "Hansi." He was best known though, for his series of books about the little french girl, "Madeline," which is still a childhood favorite. "Madeline's Rescue," the second book in the series, won the Caldecott Medal in 1953.

His first book for adults was entitled, "My War with the United States" and was a diary of his experiences in the service during World War I. In fact, Bemelmans usually wrote his books based on his life experiences, such as "Life Class" and "Hotel Splendide," about his life as a restaurateur, his travels to Ecuador and Italy appeared in "The Donkey Inside" and "Italian Holiday," and his brief stint as a screenwriter in Hollywood was the basis for "Dirty Eddie."

Bemelmans wrote about a book or two a year and was a contributor to Town and Country and Horizon

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