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MADELINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Author: John Bemelmans Marciano
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Viking Juvenile (January 25, 2011)
ABOUT MADELINE AT TE WHITE HOUSE
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
Here’s a short video about the book from the author.
I really enjoyed this story. It began with a young girl nicknamed Candle that lives in the White House and seems lonely. Madeline and her friends come from Paris for a visit, just in time for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. Madeline befriends Candle and they have a fun and memorable night, just as real girls do on a sleepover. I think it’s great that historical places are included in the book, because it encourages knowledge. I also like the bright watercolor pictures scattered throughout the book. This book would be a great addition to any young girl’s library.
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