Wow, this book showed up this morning, Zoe tore into it, crawled into my lap and asked me to read to her. Oh how I love my daughter so much!
We’ve been watching all of the Madeline DVD’s that we’ve received, so I’m familiar with the storyline, but what I didn’t expect was
how much I enjoyed reading it to her. The story is in a rhyme and just flows. Surprisingly the story ended quickly because it was so fun to read. We greatly enjoyed it.
Welcome to America, Madeline!
Madeline and friends are off to enjoy a wonderful American adventure. The White House in Washington, D.C., is their destination, where they are the guests of the president’s lonely only daughter for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Cake and ice cream, dress-up games, and scary stories told in the dark are capped off by a magical nighttime tour of the capital’s most famous landmarks, before it’s time for the twelve little girls in two straight lines to say, “Au revoir, America!”
The Story Behind the Book
“The idea for sending Madeline to the White House was my grandfather’s and grew out of his friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy. In a series of letters from late 1961 and early 1962, my grandfather sounded out the First Lady on ideas for the book, which he proposed calling “Madeline visits Caroline,” with text from Mrs. Kennedy herself. My grandfather died in 1961, before the book was finished.” – John Bemelmans Marciano, author and illustrator of Madeline at the White House and grandson of Madeline creator Ludwig Bemelmans
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