Ludwig Bemelmans


Born
in Meran (Merano, Italy), Austria
April 27, 1898

Died
October 01, 1962

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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.

Average rating: 4.23 · 244,758 ratings · 3,339 reviews · 81 distinct worksSimilar authors
Madeline

4.23 avg rating — 179,950 ratings — published 1939 — 32 editions
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Madeline's Rescue

4.25 avg rating — 26,740 ratings — published 1953 — 17 editions
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Madeline and the Bad Hat

4.28 avg rating — 17,448 ratings — published 1956 — 28 editions
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Madeline in London

4.15 avg rating — 4,407 ratings — published 1961 — 24 editions
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Mad About Madeline: The Com...

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4.34 avg rating — 3,825 ratings — published 1939 — 13 editions
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Madeline's Christmas

4.18 avg rating — 3,510 ratings — published 1956 — 25 editions
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Madeline and the Gypsies

4.11 avg rating — 2,336 ratings — published 1958 — 22 editions
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Madeline in America and Oth...

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4.20 avg rating — 1,124 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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Hotel Bemelmans

3.78 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Madeline: The most suitable...

3.87 avg rating — 188 ratings
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Madeline Madeline's Rescue Madeline and the Bad Hat Madeline in London Madeline and the Gypsies Madeline's Christmas Madeline in America and Oth...
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“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.”
Ludwig Bemelmans, Madeline

“The purpose of art is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.”
Ludwig Bemelmans

“It's always wonderful when something altogether wrong ends right, without the help of either religion or the police.”
Ludwig Bemelmans