Madeline’s Christmas by Ludwig Bemelmans
First Line: In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines… (in fact all the books start with this line!)
First Published: 1956
The Madeline books are about a brave and outgoing 7-year old girl who lives in a boarding school in Paris.
In this festive tale it’s Christmas Eve and all is not well with teacher Miss Clavel and her twelves girls until a rug-selling magician whisks them all away on a magic carpet ride…