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July 29, 2006

Kidlit 6: Madeline

Blogathon 2006

In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines,/ lived twelve little girls in two straight lines...

I could go on, but I suppose there's no reason to torture you like that.

I have most of that book memorized. (My mom probably does too.) I loved the Madeline books when I was little. I had a Madeline doll, and I was Madeline for Halloween one year. I still have the hat somewhere. And this was in the '80s, before Madeline was all hip and had a TV show and all. I liked Madeline before it was cool.

What do we think of the Bad Hat, though? I can't be the only one who always found him oddly alluring. Is he an early childhood version of the whole attractive "bad boy" concept in literature and pop culture?

Posted by Kat at July 29, 2006 02:31 PM

OMG! I was ADDICTED to those books growing up. I think I've read them 100 times each. They're FABULOUS!

Posted by: Ivy at July 29, 2006 02:33 PM

I only read the first Madeline book, but I LOVED it! Hmmm... I bet my library has many of them.

Posted by: Erica F. at July 29, 2006 02:44 PM

I never read the Madeleine books, but I did enjoy the movie. Have you seen it? (And if so, I'd be interested in a reader's take on it.)

Posted by: sprite at July 29, 2006 02:55 PM

You're right--I do know the first one by heart (well, almost). It is one of our Reach Out and Read books and my patients either think it is cool that I know the beginning or think I'm very strange and very smart because, unfortunately some of them don't have parents who read to them.
I'll keep you posted on the bat saga-no sign of it yet.
Maybe you could do a posting asking if anyone has any info?

Posted by: Mom at July 29, 2006 03:02 PM

I ♥ this book!!!

Posted by: Cynthia at July 29, 2006 08:09 PM

I've never read Madeline but I would love to.

Posted by: mrspao at July 30, 2006 04:22 AM
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