Books Madeline and the Cats of Rome by John Bemelmans Marciano Paperback, 48 pages, Scholastic, List Price: $13.50 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleMadeline and the Cats of RomeAuthorJohn Bemelmans Marciano Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Miss Clavel and her 12 little girls go on a trip to Rome, where Madeline discovers one big adventure involving many, many cats. Read an excerpt of this book Genres: Children's Books Nonfiction Fiction Also by John Bemelmans Marciano Bemelmans Madeline and the Old House in Paris Anonyponymous Facebook Twitter Email NPR Reviews, Interviews and More Read An Excerpt NPR stories about Madeline and the Cats of Rome 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 and the Cats of Rome Facebook Twitter Email October 9, 20134:52 PM ET From Madeline and the Cats of Rome by John Bemelmans Marciano. Copyright 2008 by John Bemelmans Marciano. Excerpted by permission of Penguin Young Readers Group.