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This was one of the last two books by Ludwig Bemelmans published before his death, (the other was "On Board Noah's Ark"). "Marina" is an absolutely charming story about a seal family that takes a seaside vacation. When their young daughter, Marina, is stolen by a shark, the only sea creatures who are willing to rescue her are a group of clowning dolphins, whom her father had previously dismissed as silly. Beautiful illustrations, (I particularly like the animal hospital that Marina visits after ...more
Ludwig Bemelmans was an Austrian author, an internationally known gourmand, and a writer and illustrator of children's books. He is most noted today for his Madeline books, six of which were published from 1939-1961. A seventh was discovered after his death and published posthumously in 1999.More about Ludwig Bemelmans...