Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday Memories: Madeline

Welcome to my meme, Monday Memories, where I feature favorite books we've loved from the past. You can link to an old review, or write something new about a beloved book from your past. Really, what's important is not the book, but why it is memorable to you. So, have fun reminiscing, and add your link below, so we can all enjoy your memories.

I also wanted to let you know about another wonderful blog that you should check out. Ashley @ Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing does a weekly post called Memory Monday. She has been posting about her childhood memories of books. What's great about Ashley's site is that she is asking for guest posts for her Memory Monday event!  So hop on over there and check it out. I'm hoping to do a guest post for her soon!

I loved Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans when I was little. She was the coolest orphan I knew! This was one of my aunt's favorite children's books and she was the one that introduced me to Madeline. It was written in 1940, and still appeals to kids today, I think because of the rhythm. The story begins:

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

This series is still being continued by Bemelmans' grandson. I can't wait to read these to my grandkids, like I read them to my kids.  Well... actually I CAN wait....

Share one of your cherished book memories!

1. Do a Monday Memories post on your blog. Copy my button and link back here, so others can see all the other posts.
2.  Enter your Monday Memories link in the Link List below.
3. Visit some other blogs who have posted their links.

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  1. I loved Madeline too. Especially reading aloud to my daughter. She can still recite lines from it - her memory is better than mine.


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