Madeline is a hit after all these years

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February 13, 2003|By Molly Knight

It's been more than a century since the publication of Madeline, the classic children's book by Ludwig Bemelmans. But in the decades since then, the book hasn't lost any of its appeal.

The spirited tale of the brave little girl who is rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night is still a perennial favorite. Something about Madeline, the smallest and spunkiest of 12 girls who walk in two straight lines, continues to enthrall children of all ages. Which is why, this Monday, Barnes & Noble in Towson invites kids to hear stories about their favorite French schoolgirl.

The Madeline story time will feature readings from several books, including Madeline Says Merci: The Always Be Polite Book, Mad About Madeline: The Complete Tales, Madeline in London, Madeline and the Bad Hat and Madeline in America.

The event takes place at 10 a.m. Monday at the Towson Barnes & Noble, 1 E. Joppa Road, 410-296-7065.

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