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: 4.24 · 259,621 ratings · 3,619 reviews · 90 distinct worksSimilar authors
Madeline

4.24 avg rating — 192,181 ratings — published 1939 — 89 editions
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Madeline's Rescue

4.25 avg rating — 27,929 ratings — published 1953 — 47 editions
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Madeline and the Bad Hat

4.28 avg rating — 17,952 ratings — published 1956 — 28 editions
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Madeline in London

4.15 avg rating — 4,680 ratings — published 1961 — 24 editions
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Mad About Madeline: The Com...

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4.35 avg rating — 3,964 ratings — published 1939 — 14 editions
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Madeline's Christmas

4.17 avg rating — 3,693 ratings — published 1956 — 27 editions
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Madeline and the Gypsies

4.12 avg rating — 2,532 ratings — published 1958 — 22 editions
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Madeline in America and Oth...

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4.20 avg rating — 1,160 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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Hotel Bemelmans

3.78 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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When You Lunch with the Emp...

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3.92 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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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

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

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