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Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

On today’s podcast spend an inordinate amount of time saying “Lord Cucuface”, discuss “the happiness of a father of a husband”, and tackle why the ending of this book bugs me in the same way that the ending of the movie of The Wizard of Oz does.

Spread a Little Sunshine: A Classic Returns and an Interview with Barbara Bemelmans

“I never remember him sitting around in his pajamas with no plans for the day.” I interview Barbara Bemelmans, daughter of Ludwig Bemelmans (creator of Madeline), about the republication of a near forgotten classic.

Unexpected Jolts of Children’s Literature: Seusses and Ludwigs and Baums (oh my!)

Now that we’re done with the award announcement delights of the 2018 season, I’d say it was high time to start thinking about something completely different. And what could be more different than cases where adult books mention children’s books and children’s book creators in some way? In my travels I ran across the following books. Keep your eyes peeled for them in the coming months!

Top 100 Picture Books #47: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

#47 Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans (1939) 38 points What’s not to love about the little girl and her 11 companions who always walk in two lines. – Dudee Chiang Finally.  The book that explained how awesome appendix scars really are. Now here is an upset.  A strange strange case indeed.  Until now we have not […]

Top 100 Picture Books #80: Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans

#80 Madeline’s Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans (1953) 25 points While Ludwig Bemelmans penned many a sequel of his original smash picture book hit Madeline, I think it’s fair to say (and not too much of a spoiler) that the only one of those worth its salt at all was Madeline’s Rescue.  One almost wonders if […]