Thursday, August 28, 2008

Madeline is Back!

If you are a fan of the Madeline books, you will be thrilled with this news I just received!

You may remember the classic children’s book series, Madeline, from your own childhood. The Madeline books, written and illustrated by renowned artist and writer, Ludwig Bemelmans, told the story of a young schoolgirl in Paris and her adventures throughout the city. This September, Ludwig’s grandson, John Bemelmans Marciano, will be releasing the first Madeline book in 50 years, the eagerly anticipated, Madeline and the Cats of Rome. The Madeline titles have already sold over 11 million copies worldwide.

The Paris skies are grey and rainy, so Miss Clavel and the twelve little girls set out for Rome, where just like in Paris, Madeline manages to get herself involved in some tricky predicaments. Allowing a whole new generation to experience Madeline’s adventures, Madeline and the Cats of Rome combines a lively story with luminous gouache and watercolor illustrations. Marciano, a self taught illustrator, carefully studied the materials and techniques his grandfather used to create the original series and spent three years living in Italy painting and researching the book.
The book will be available in early September nationwide.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I have long loved the Madeline books. The grandson is brave to try his hand at the same series. I am hoping for the best.