"In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines,
lived twelve little girls in two straight lines..."
So begins Ludwig Bemelmans's beloved children's story, Madeline. First published in 1939, the Madeline series has become a cherished and beloved classic, decorated with both a Caldecott Medal and Honor. Led by its precocious red-headed hero, the Madeline books have created an enduring world with its beautiful illustrations and wholesome life lessons on friendship, courage and kindness.