Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Madeline at the White House - Book Signing for Young Tweens This Week

The Madeline series is hallowed reading in our house, and even our older tweens still love these books for the main character's moxie. Although author Ludwig Bemelmans passed away years, ago, his grandson, John Bemelmans Marciano, has picked up where the author left off.

The elder Mr. Bemelmans began the story of "Madeline at the White House" in 1961 but never finished it. Mr. Bemelmans-Marciano completes the story and brings it to life in the book which will be released tomorrow. In this version, Madeline and eleven classmates visit Washington for the annual Easter Egg Roll as special guests of the President's daughter. The illustrations beautifully showcase the District at night, and we wonder how this new book compares with how First Tweens Malia and Sasha Obama find living in the White House.

The younger Mr. Bemelmans-Marciano will be signing copies of the book at our fave D.C. bookstore, Politics and Prose, this week on Thursday, January 27th at 10:30am.

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