Madeline in London

Rhythm is a comforting thing in picture books. At a stage when the reader is pre-literate, or developing their literacy, and the book is being delivered in the norm by another, literate, individual, the aural nature of language comes to prominence. Or, to be less wordy, rhythm and rhyme are deliciously divine.We hear words before we understand them at this stage. We may not even know that they are words, that CAT means CAT and not DOG...

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Tell Them It Was Wonderful

Hailed as "delightful and charming" by The Washington Post, here is a unique chronological compilation of Bemelman's writing for adults, chosen by his wife, the heroine of his beloved Madeline series. Illustrated.

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Hotel Bemelmans

If there is such a thing as a comfort food book, Bemelmans stories are it. His evocative tales of a grand hotel life have a reporter's eye for sensory detail, yet he always manages to bathe his world and it's lovable characters in the mood for a fairytale. Meet the girl-hungry hotel Magician, Kalakobe the African cook, Mr Sigsag, Monsieur Victor, Mespoulet, and an unforgettable cast of down but not yet out hotel employees. This book offers a...

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Hotel Bemelmans

If there is such a thing as a comfort food book, Bemelmans' stories are it. His evocative tales of grand hotel life have a reporter's eye for sensory detail, yet he always manages to bathe his world and it's lovable characters in the mood of a fairytale. Meet the girl-hungry hotel Magician, Kalakobe the African cook, Mr Sigsag, Monsieur Victor, Mespoulet and an unforgettable cast of down but not yet out hotel employees. A feast of food writing....

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The Street Where the Heart Lies

COME AND MEET THE CAST--GALA, the stripper, innocent, beautiful and always hungry -- for the food her tyrant husband denied her;MIOMO, her jealous husband -- he trained her to strip to the music of Chopin and the words of Baudelaire;JEB CLAYBORN, rich young American, who went to live under a bridge just to be near her;MADAME MICHEL,the very model of a Parisian music hall singer -- until she (or...

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