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Title:
Madeline says merci : the always be polite book
Author:
Marciano, John Bemelmans.
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 57169.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.9 2 Quiz: 31484 Guided reading level: K.
ISBN:
9780670035052
Format :
Book

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Summary

In an old house in Paris That was covered with vines Lived twelve little girls In two straight lines. Day in, day out, They got along fine; They'd hardly ever Shout or whine . . . Madeline loves adventure and is not afraid of mice. She loves winter, snow, and ice. And she also knows the secret of being polite is simply to be kind to others. With help from her friends-Miss Clavel, the girls, and even Pepito-Madeline introduces basic ideas such as please and thank you, sharing, cleaning up, and so much more. With its charming illustrations and humorous verse, this new book will be treasured by Madeline fans of all ages.


Author Notes

Author and illustrator John Bemelmans Marciano is the grandson of award-winning writer Ludwig Bemelmans. John discovered an unfinished manuscript for a children's story featuring Bemelmans' beloved picture-book heroine Madeline while rummaging through his late relative's memorabilia. Although Marciano had never met his grandfather, who passed away in 1962, he was well aquinted with his grandfather's six "Madeline" books and Bemelmans' engaging artwork.

Madeline in America, and Other Holiday Tales is based on Bemelman's unfinished manuscript, "Madeline's Christmas in Texas," completed and illustrated by Marciano. Basing his illustrations on the pencil sketches left by his grandfather, Marciano completes the story of Madeline who, with teacher Miss Clavel and the other eleven girls from her school in Paris, travels to Texas after she inherits a cattle ranch, gold mines, and oil wells. Including two other stories by Bemelmans, Madeline in America, and Other Holiday Tales also features an essay by Marciano's mother, Barbara Bemelmans, describing Christmas festivities in her artistic father's home. His title Madeline at the White House made Publisher's Weekly best seller list in 2011.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-The spunky French schoolgirl has been transformed into a mini "Miss Manners" in this story by the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans. As she wends her way through the streets of Paris, Madeline spreads a message of kindness and good behavior despite the occasional pillow fight and spilled juice. Is this the same child who dared to say, "Pooh-Pooh" to a tiger at the zoo? The pencil-and-gouache illustrations, reminiscent of the earlier books, suggest that that impish Parisian is still alive and well. While the rhyming text is a litany of all the ways to be very good, some of the verses are a bit awkward. However, the playful illustrations should draw a smile. This is not a new or particularly exciting adventure, but for those who wish to encourage a discussion of manners in a slightly humorous way, Madeline may be a helpful vehicle.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.