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Storybook Heroes No 7: Madeline

Meet the brilliant fictional characters who have become timeless classics in the world of children's books


Posted: 25 March 2013
by Catherine O'Dolan

Madeline and Genevieve, her dog
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Name Madeline Fogg

Born Paris, 1952

Defining moment "In an old house in Paris, that was covered in vines, lived 12 little girls in two straight lines... The smallest one was Madeline." 

Why we love Madeline

* She's a feisty redhead: "She was not afraid of mice, she loved winter, snow and ice, to the tiger in the zoo, Madeline justs said Pooh pooh."

* She's the perfect foil to her prim and proper mentor, Miss Clavel (the Miss Jean Brodie-esque guardian with her heart set on making her gals "the creme de la creme").

* There's a real sense of nostalgic charm about the romantic Parisian settings and famous landmarks.

Not to be confused with

Eloise (another precocious Yankee), Lulu (another feisty redhead), Madonna (same nickname, Madge),

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans is published by Scholastic Books.  


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Posted: 28/07/2017 at 11:58

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Posted: 01/11/2017 at 09:24

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