Search Results: "Ludwig Bemelmans"


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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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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 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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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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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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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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ON BOARD NOAH'S ARK by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: May 18, 1962

Bemelmans is always surprising us by appearing in new roles- this time as a yachtsman. Read full book review >

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QUITO EXPRESS by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Sept. 30, 1938

"Entertaining adventures of a baby in Ecuador — a baby who cannot resist the fascination of a train and who crawls aboard,and of how the conductor took care of him and finally found his family."
Bemelmans at his best, with enchanting pictures and a story that is better gauged for small readers (and listeners) than most of his. 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 >

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Released: June 15, 1943

"A tale, which will sell on the Bemelmans' name —particularly with the impetus of BOM selection for March."
An extravaganza of a day that is past, a day for which Bemelmans recurrently betrays a wistful affection. Read full book review >

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SUNSHINE by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: June 15, 1950

"Bound in board with decorated and papers."
Not entirely for the children is this latest by the fine-knifed master of satire. Read full book review >

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MADELINE by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: June 15, 1939

"And the text is not keyed to the interests or understanding of the average child."
Yes, it will sell:- (1) because it is Ludwig Bemelmans and a beautiful book; (2) because Bemelmans' sense of humor tickles the risibilities of adults and they buy books. Read full book review >