Search Results: "Ludwig Bemelmans"


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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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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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THE CASTLE NO. 9 by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Oct. 25, 1937

"Pictures and text by the author of Hansi."
Bemelmans has a unique gift for absurdity in a unique form. Read full book review >

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THE EYE OF GOD by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: Oct. 28, 1949

"But it is a wholly Bemelmans' production, from endpapers to endpapers."
Ludwig Bemelmans rarely writes a novel that conforms to any pattern and this is no exception. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 13, 1961

"For travel book addicts as well as for the Bemelmans' fans."
A wholly unorthodox approach to touring Italy enlivened by Bemelmans' individuality and the odd angles he chooses for exploration. Read full book review >

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

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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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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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HOW TO TRAVEL INCOGNITO by Ludwig Bemelmans
Released: June 12, 1951

"Granted that Bemelmans is- for many- an acquired taste, this qualifies, in a way that many of his recent books have failed to do."
Bemelmans in his old vein of exuberant nonsense, complete with the kind of picture he has immortalized. 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 >