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Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales [SIGNED BY J. B. MARCIANO]

Bemelmans, Ludwig; John Bemelmans Marciano

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ISBN 10: 0590039105 / ISBN 13: 9780590039109
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books. An Imprint of Scholastic Press, New York, 1999
Condition: vg Hardcover

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Lg. quarto. 111,[1]pp. Gold-stamped and color illustrated paper-covered boards in original illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers. "In time for the sixtieth anniversary of her birth comes one last wonderful story to treasure about the mischievous Madeline. Here readers will learn Madeline's last name, join her and the girl's for horseback rides and a tour of the world's greatest store, and get a hint of what lies in Miss Madeline's future.' Profusely illustrated with color reproductions of drawings by John Bemelmans Marciano, who is the grandson of the original artist of the Madeline series, Ludwig Bemelmans. Signed by J. B. Bemelmans on illustrated half-title page. Edges of dj slightly creased. Parts of bottom edge on boards slightly bumped. Tight copy in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 26840

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Title: Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales ...

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books. An Imprint of Scholastic Press, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Stated first edition, third printing.

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Featuring a brand new story, two delightful holiday tales, family reminiscences, and artwork selected from the family archives, the first new Madeline book in fifteen years brings to life the beloved red-headed heroine as she embarks on an amazing adventure in America. 125,000 first printing.


Madeline, in all her incarnations over six decades, has remained first and foremost one of "twelve little girls in two straight lines" in an old house in Paris. Now, with news that will astound her many fans, not to mention Madeline herself, she and her 11 cohorts find themselves on their way to Texas, U.S.A. Madeline a wealthy cowgirl? Why not! She handles her marvelous windfall with her usual aplomb, donning denim and boots to hop aboard a horse for a tour of her newly inherited gold mines, stampeding cattle herds, and gushing oil fields. At the end of the day, Miss Clavel prepares to tuck 12 little girls into bed--but wait... there are only 11! Where's Madeline?

Traditionalists need not fear that wealth will corrupt their favorite little orphan. Some surprises are still in store, even for Madeline.

While sorting through his grandfather's files, artist and writer John Bemelmans Marciano discovered the manuscript and pencil sketches for this last of the much-loved Madeline series. With great respect, Marciano completed the project with full-color paintings, and added two more of Bemelmans's holiday classics--"The Count and the Cobbler" and "Sunshine"--to create a collection no Bemelmans and Madeline devotee can do without. (Click to see a sample spread. Copyright 1999 by Barbara Bemelmans, Madeline Bemelmans, and John Bemelmans Marciano. Used by permission of Scholastic Inc.) (Ages 4 to 8--or all ages, of course) --Emilie Coulter

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