Search Results: "Madeline Wikler"


BOOK REVIEW

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 MANN by Julia Buckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"In her bright debut, Maddy is a welcome addition to the cozy scene."
A journalist adds sleuthing to her job description when a childhood friend is murdered. Read full book review >

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WHEN MADELINE WAS YOUNG by Jane Hamilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"Hamilton is exquisitely observant and unfailingly generous to the characters she creates: every life has weight and dignity."
The narrator of Jane Hamilton's fifth novel (Disobedience, 2000, etc.) is Timothy "Mac" Maciver, a brilliant, scientifically minded fellow growing up in a big Midwestern family, whom we follow from his boyhood in the 1950s to his middle age in the present day. Read full book review >

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MADELINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE by John Bemelmans Marciano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Sandwiched between endpaper views of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Bemelmans is buried in Arlington), this homage offers a reasonably seamless continuation of the classic series, far closer in lilt and spirit than, for instance, the recent spate of Corduroy and Curious George travesties. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"In an old white house in Washington, D.C., / Lived as lonely a girl as there can be…." Read full book review >

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MADELINE FINN AND THE LIBRARY DOG by Lisa  Papp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A good bet for dog lovers and for readers too young for the excellent, lengthier Thank You, Mr. Falker. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A library dog helps a struggling reader. 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 CATS OF ROME by John Bemelmans Marciano
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Like the newer Amelia Bedelias, this doesn't exactly take the perennial favorite in new directions, but it does seamlessly extend the series. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Having inched his way into his grandfather's spotlight with a Madeline board book and other tie-ins, Marciano tries out a full-dress solo performance here—and makes the grade nicely. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ALFONSE, WHERE ARE YOU? by Linda Wikler
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Spirited watercolors, in a realistic style, show all the fun. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Alfonse is a big goose compared to Little Bird, and when they play hide-and-seek together, it takes Alfonse a while to find a place large enough for cover. Read full book review >

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GEORGE IN THE DARK by Madeline Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"This depiction rings true in its portrayal of the paralysis of fear and the power of the right circumstances to motivate change. (Picture book. 4-6)"
George's fear of the dark is clear from the cover, where the bedsheets are drawn up to his nose; young listeners will want to know if this ends well. Read full book review >

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I WANT THAT NUT! by Madeline Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A winning combination of words and pictures for beginning readers and listeners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The close friendship of Mouse and Chipmunk is temporarily tested by the appearance of one large, attractive acorn. Read full book review >