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Madeline and the Bad Hat

Written & illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans
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“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines the smallest one was Madeline.”

Nothing frightens Madeline—not tigers, not even mice. With its endearing, courageous heroine, cheerful humor, and wonderful, whimsical drawings of Paris, the Madeline stories are true classics that continue to charm readers even after 75 years. In this next adventure, Madeline has a new neighbor who she does not like so much. Can she and Pepito ever get along?

When the Spanish ambassador moves in next door, Madeline and the rest of the twelve little girls discover that his son is not the best neighbor.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
4.0 / 7.0

We love the Madeline books, but this one is just fine. It’s fun to see one of our favorite characters in new story, but this one isn’t a read-over-and-over-again kind of book for us.

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Who Wrote Madeline and the Bad Hat

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Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans (1896-1963) was born in the Austrian Tirol, coming to the United States in 1914. Although best known for his children’s books, he also wrote fiction and non-fiction for adults, on subjects he knew best: hotels, traveling, and Hollywood.

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