In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines In two straight lines they broke their bread And brushed their teeth and went to bed. They left the house at half past nine In two straight lines in rain or shine- The smallest one was Madeline
So begins the story of Madeline, the beloved red headed girl who lives in Paris. She may be the smallest, but Madeline is precocious, fearless, and loves adventures! She's got spunk and she's not afraid of anything; even going to the hospital to have her appendix removed.
This classic and timeless story, written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans, was first published in 1939 and continues to enchant Madeline fans the world over.