SUNDAY GIVEAWAY: Madeline at the White House

I was very excited to see a new book about the beloved, Madeline. I grew up reading about Madeline, and now my daughter gets to experience this character who lives amongst little girls and Miss Clavel. I can still remember the first time I read about Madeline and her ailing appendix.

The author and illustrator of Madeline at the White House is John Bemelmans Marciano, grandson of original Madeline creator Ludwig Bemelmans. He has created a lovely story about Madeline and her friends who enjoy a wonderful American adventure. The White House in Washington, D.C., is their destination, where they are the guests of the president’s lonely only daughter for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Cake and ice cream, dress-up games, and scary stories told in the dark are capped off by a magical nighttime tour of the capital’s most famous landmarks, before it’s time for the twelve little girls in two straight lines to say, “Au revoir, America!”

“The idea for sending Madeline to the White House was my grandfather’s and grew out of his friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy. In a series of letters from late 1961 and early 1962, my grandfather sounded out the First Lady on ideas for the book, which he proposed calling “Madeline visits Caroline,” with text from Mrs. Kennedy herself. My grandfather died in 1961, before the book was finished.” – John Bemelmans Marciano, author and illustrator of Madeline at the White House and grandson of Madeline creator Ludwig Bemelmans

This book will definitely prompt empathy in your children for the "first children" and how their lives are impacted by living in the White House.

We are very excited to be able to offer a fun giveaway to TWO of our readers:

  • Madeline 16” Soft Doll
  • Madeline 23 Piece Tin Tea Set
  • Copy of the new book Madeline at the White House!

Retail value $68.00 per pack

Giveaway courtesy of Peguin Group

To be entered in this giveaway please leave us a comment answering the following question:

"What was your favorite Madeline book to read while growing up, or your favorite Madeline book to read to your children?"

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[This giveaway will be closed Saturday at 11 p.m. and the winner will be announced next Sunday!]

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