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Bemelman's is justly recognized for the Madeline books, but he is so much more. And his trenchant observations about his countrymen and Americans, about tourists and locals, the state of Europe and of America in mid-century, and his dissection of class differences is done with literary style and also some of his wonderful scratchy drawings thrown in. But it is the words themselves that carry the day.
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...