Search Results: "Ludwig Bemelmans"


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HOTEL BEMELMANS by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: June 15, 1946

"So here's a feast for Bemelmans' fans- who particularly like his stories of the personnel- the behind-scenes of a grand hotel."
Though this volume includes the whole of Hotel Splendide and Life Class in so far as those stories dealt with hotel life and personnel, and a number of stories from other volumes, and some which many of us read in The New Yorker, and only three wholly new ones, the general impression is of a new book, with freshness and vitality, the wit, humor, pathos, and the inimitable Bemelmans' touch. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF BEMELMANS by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Oct. 7, 1955

"It should make new converts."
There is definitely a Bemelmans' cult, and some of his earlier work- now out of print- has helped build that enthusiastic corps of admirers. Read full book review >

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MADELINE'S RESCUE by Ludwig Bemelmans
FICTION
Released: April 3, 1953

"A Gallic spirit for an all-American audience."
The name is magic to an ageless but perennial public for a further adventure in stylized, wistful watercolors and charmingly imperfect rhyme. Read full book review >

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WELCOME HOME by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Sept. 28, 1960

"This is the story, but told in the delightful verse of Ludwig Bemelmans and illustrated in his flavorful drawings, it assumes the proportion of a comic and wistful fable, a wry metaphor of the life struggle."
Ludwig Bemelmans has done it again; he has taken what is a concept of mature wit and imagination and fashioned it into a story which will be the delight both of children and parents. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 23, 1955

"And always one feels Bemelmans, slightly offstage, observing, recording, commenting, illustrated."
An extravaganza in Bemelmans' inimitable vein, but written almost dead pan, with sly, amusing, sometimes biting undertones, breaking through. Read full book review >

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ROSEBUD by Ludwig Bemelmans
illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1942

"We miss the lilt of Madeleine and doubt that this Bemelmans will go as far."
Adult in humor is this slight story of an attenuated pink rabbit who reads in a book about animals that "The rabbit is a small rodent — scared, shy and hysterical". Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN BASKET by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Sept. 11, 1936

"The special quality of naiveté and sophistication combined make Bemelmans' pictures, perfectly reproduced, a joy in themselves."
Bemelmans' Hansi is one of the bright spots of the past two years in juveniles, and I feel that he fills a very special need. Read full book review >

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HANSI by Ludwig Bemelmans
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1934

"One of the nicest books of the year."
An enchanting picture story book about a small boy who goes from Innsbruch up to the high mountains of the Tyrol for his Christmas holidays, and of his adventures there with his uncle and aunt and small cousin and the dachshund who went for a ski ride. Read full book review >

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MADELINE AND THE GYPSIES by Ludwig Bemelmans
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 11, 1959

"Ludwig Bemelman's whimsical verse and his exuberant color illustrations will delight the ignorant into the world of Madeline and continue to enchant those readers already familiar with Madeline, Madeline's Rescue, and Madeline and the Bad Hat."
Again Madeline! Read full book review >

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MADELINE AND THE BAD HAT by Ludwig Bemelmans
FICTION
Released: March 8, 1957

"Fair stitching."
More nonsense about Madeline (of Madeline's Rescue and the Caldecott Award) versifies her encounters with the Spanish Ambassador's son who, when he is not trying to impress the little girls at Madeline's school, is off being mean to animals. Read full book review >

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FATHER, DEAR FATHER by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Aug. 1, 1953

"Sudden bits of serious philosophy relieve; it of the charge of sheer insanity."
Meat for Bemelmans' fans, in the groove with How to Travel Incognito, quite mad and utterly beguiling. Read full book review >

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LA BONNE TABLE by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Oct. 28, 1964

"Michelin would give it three stars and five forks."
Although everything served up here has something to do with eating, this is not a cookbook and it consists of assorted autobiographical pieces about restaurateurs, head waiters or chefs or piccolos or maitres d'hotel, about hotels or innkeeping in general or guests in particular. Read full book review >