Books Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans Paperback, 48 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $7.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleMadelineAuthorLudwig Bemelmans Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Madeline, smallest and naughtiest of the twelve little charges of Miss Clavel, wakes up one night with an attack of appendicitis. Read an excerpt of this book Genres: Children's Books Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR Reviews, Interviews and More Read An Excerpt NPR stories about Madeline The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books At 75 She's Doing Fine; Kids Still Love Their 'Madeline' October 11, 2013 Ludwig Bemelmans' first introduced the plucky heroine back in 1939. Now, his grandson carries on the tradition of the little girls in two straight lines. And if there was any confusion, he would like to set the record straight: It's not an orphanage; Miss Clavel is not a nun; and Madeline isn't French. At 75 She's Doing Fine; Kids Still Love Their 'Madeline' Listen · 7:21 7:21 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/230949629/231950307" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Note: Book excerpts are provided by the publisher and may contain language some find offensive. Excerpt: Madeline Facebook Twitter Google+ Email October 9, 20134:15 PM ET From Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. Copyright 1958 by Ludwig Bemelmans. Excerpted by permission of Penguin Young Readers Group.