Monday, January 10, 2011

Children’s Book Review and Giveaway: Madeline at the White House, by John Bemelmans Marciano (3 winners!)

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’ve always been a huge fan of the Madeline series of books. Madeline is a little orphan who lives in a girls’ boarding school in Paris and has lots of adventures with the other girls who live there, along with her dog Genevieve and her neighbor Pepito. So, I was thrilled when I was given the chance to review the newest book in the Madeline series: Madeline at the White House!

In this book, Madeline and her friends travel to Washington, DC, for the annual Easter Egg Roll. They stay at the White House with their friend, Candle, who is the president’s daughter. Candle is very lonely because her parents are so busy, so she loves having the girls in her home. Through a little magic, they travel through the sky to see the sights of Washington before returning home after a wonderful visit to America!

Another interesting thing about Madeline at the White House is that it is written by John Bemelmans Marciano, who is the grandson of Madeline’s creator, Ludwig Bemelmans. It’s wonderful that his grandson has carried on with the tradition of writing and illustrating the Madeline series. In the following video, John Bemelmans Marciano shares the inspiration behind Madeline at the White House, which has a lot to do with his grandfather -- and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy!



[Email subscribers, please click on the title of this post to access the video online.]

Madeline at the White House is available on January 25, 2011, but you can pre-order it now at Amazon! You can also read more about Madeline books and their history, as well as find activities and Madeline merchandise on the Madeline website.

GIVEAWAY

Three (3) lucky winners will receive a beautiful hardcover copy of the new book, Madeline at the White House! (Retail value $17.99 per book; giveaway courtesy of Penguin Group) To enter, visit the Madeline website and look around. Leave a comment on this post with something that you liked or learned about Madeline on the site. You must do this to enter the giveaway.

You can earn optional, additional entries if you... (leave a separate comment for each)

- Follow Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may tweet three times a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet)

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- Place a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

Three winners will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Monday, January 24, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winners, Christina F., nightowl, and Shelly!



DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the affiliate links in this post.

94 comments:

  1. I learned that John Marciano grew up on a horse farm in Three Bridges, New Jersey.

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  3. I learned that there are 13 different Madeline books available for sale!

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  4. I learned that Madeline has been described as charmingly impetuous, irrepressible, mischievous, and precocious. She may have been the smallest of the 12 little girls in two straight lines, but she certainly was the feistiest.
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  5. Anonymous12:26 PM

    i didn't realize that the madeline character has been around since 1939! i loved the madeline books as a child, and i would love to win this to share with my niece (who happens to be on a US history kick right now). randerson 938 @ hotmail . com

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    Threr are 13 Madeline books. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

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  11. I learned that the first Madeline book was published in 1939
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  23. John Marciano grew up on a horse farm in Three Bridges, New Jersey. He is the youngest of three grandsons of the legendary Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of the Madeline books.

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  46. I learned that besides books you can also purchase Madeline puzzles, games and tea sets.
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  63. My daughter would love the Madeline 23 piece Tin Tea Set in Suitcase.

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  65. I learned Ludwig Bemelmans wrote fiction and non-fiction for adults, on subjects he knew best: hotels, traveling, and Hollywood.

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  83. Madeline and all five of its sequels have become classics, spawning toys, games, dolls, and even a motion picture.

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  84. I learned that the first Madeline book was published in the year 1939.

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  89. I learned that there is another new book in which Madeline visits Rome.

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