Search Results: "Ludwig Bemelmans"


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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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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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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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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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Released: June 15, 1960

"For Bemelmans' followers this is a change of pace and it is not for the casual, average novel reader."
Punishments and not love are rules for the teller of this chronicle of revolt — the unnamed daughter of a French militarist, a Spanish mother, and the sister of Hugo, as unhappy as she. Read full book review >

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LIFE CLASS by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Nov. 14, 1938

"This has the same quality of poking fun at himself."
This is a unique sort of autobiography — not a complete story of a life of contradictions, but a slice out of that life, and an intimate glimpse behind the scenes in American hotels — as seen by Bemelmans, — bus boy, waiter, assistant to the manager of the banquet hall, etc. First a brief sketch of a Tyrolean background, a childhood in Bavaria, failure in successive schools — and the chance to go to America. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE IN ART by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Oct. 15, 1958

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"Now and again, a serious undertone is sensed, as he reveals the infiltration of the Nazi propaganda, even among the refugees."
Small Beer was published in August 1939. Read full book review >

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THE HAPPY PLACE by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Sept. 18, 1952

"Adults too will feel a twinge at the double meaning about giving and happiness, and enjoy seeing the wonderful Bemelmans' pictures."
Bemelmans in an animal story with a bittersweet moral, narrated with his calm humor, is a success. Read full book review >

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THE STREET WHERE THE HEART LIES by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Jan. 1, 1963

"Perhaps an acquired taste?"
A panopticon of the bizarre, this has an imprisoned princess (Gala) whose (strip-tease) beauty and art conquers all; her demanding master-husband (Miomo — who cats living creatures); and the young American professor who loves but does not aspire to Gala. 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 >

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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 >