It took Ludwig Bemelmans years to think of Madeline s next adventure after theoriginal Madeline, but he did it, and the result was Madeline s Rescue, winner of theCaldecott Medal One day on a walk through Paris a twelve little girls in two straight lines kind of walk , Madeline slips and falls off a bridge right into the Seine Everyone feared she would be dead, But for a dog That kept its head, saving her from a watery grave What choice do Madeline and the girls have but to take the heroic pooch home, feed her biscuits, milk, and beef, and name her Genevieve Sadly, when Lord Cucuface gets wind of the new dog, he decrees that no dogs will be allowed in the old house in Paris that was covered with vines, and kicks Genevieve out on the street Madeline vows vengeance, and the girls scour Paris looking for the pup They went looking high and low And every place a dog might go In every place they called her name But no one answered to the same As we ve come to expect from Bemelmans, all s well that ends well chez Clavel, and young readers will be tickled by this heartwarming, quirky dog story with a surprise finale Agesto Karin Snelson Awwww.this one is cute Awwww.this one is cute Revisited an old favourite Madeline falls into the Seine and is rescued by a stray dog They name the dog Genevieve and take the dog home to live with them but this leads to squabbling about who gets to have the dog on their beds that night Rather than draw up a rota Genevieve has a solution to this problem.All the usual lovely, animated illustrations, humour, kindness and funny rhyming Still as enjoyable as years ago. I love these books and the illustrations Plus, there is a really cute dog Far far better than the first book 3.5 stars Regrettably, I ve never been a huge Madeline fan. One More Holiday Visit With MadelineMore than ten years separate Ludwing Bemelmans s fabled children s book, Madeline 1939 , from the second of what would be six Madeline tales, Madeline s Rescue Initially published in a magazine in 1951, Madeline s Rescue was published in book form in 1953 and won the Caldecott Medal for the best American picture book for children in 1954 In addition to the bold and mischievous Madeline, this book features two other Bemelmans characters, the dog Genevi One More Holiday Visit With MadelineMore than ten years separate Ludwing Bemelmans s fabled children s book, Madeline 1939 , from the second of what would be six Madeline tales, Madeline s Rescue Initially published in a magazine in 1951, Madeline s Rescue was published in book form in 1953 and won the Caldecott Medal for the best American picture book for children in 1954 In addition to the bold and mischievous Madeline, this book features two other Bemelmans characters, the dog Genevieve and Lord Cucuface, the president of the board of trustees responsible for the old house in Paris covered with vines As with so many little girls, Madeline has her own mind and only reluctantly listens and follows directions On a walk with Miss Clavel and her 11 classmates, Madeline falls off a rail into the Seine River and is dragged safe from a watery grave by the heroics of Genevieve The dog is adopted by the girls and becomes an adored pet But during the annual inspection, Lord Cucuface shoos the dog away Go away and don t come back to which the undaunted Madeline responds Lord Cucuface beware Miss Genevieve, noblest dog in France, You shall have your VEN GE ANCE After a search hither and yon through Paris, Genevieve reappears and the twelve little girls fight over her Three times, Miss Clavel rises from her bed, exclaiming Something is not Right But the story works out in the end.The illustrations in the book, in the spontaneous, sketchy yellow, black and white that became a Madeline trademark richly deserved the Caldecott medal, with portrayals of the pompous Cucuface, Madeline s solemn declaration, standing on a chair, of VEN GE ANCE, the panicked flights of Miss Clavel,and Genevieve and her relationship with the little girls.The original Madeline and this first follow up story remain for me the best of the Madeline tales I have been having a lovely time 2009 with my four year old granddaughter reading these stories Madeline, with her mischief and eclat, is among the characters in children s literature that can be enjoyed by youngsters and adults alike.Robin Friedman Madline and her eleven school mates continue to live with Miss Clavel, where every day, rain or shine, they line up in twos and walk out into the city This time Madeline falls into the river, and is rescued by a dog, whom the girls name Genevieve and take back to the school to live with them.Charming story Bright, colorful, humorous drawings There s a reason these books have remained popular for generations of children It didn t really appeal to me very much, but I can certainly see how youn Madline and her eleven school mates continue to live with Miss Clavel, where every day, rain or shine, they line up in twos and walk out into the city This time Madeline falls into the river, and is rescued by a dog, whom the girls name Genevieve and take back to the school to live with them.Charming story Bright, colorful, humorous drawings There s a reason these books have remained popular for generations of children It didn t really appeal to me very much, but I can certainly see how young girls, in particular, would love Madeline and her escapades Its four in the morning and i have not slept at all I am very, very sick so please bear with me on this review I don t have any humor in me to give to you guys so lets just get down to business Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans is a great book for children but i don t think its a book i could read out loud without singing to it This is the kind of book that has rythem and that you want to sing all the way threw The girls find a dog and named her Geniveeve all the girls loved the little pu Its four in the morning and i have not slept at all I am very, very sick so please bear with me on this review I don t have any humor in me to give to you guys so lets just get down to business Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans is a great book for children but i don t think its a book i could read out loud without singing to it This is the kind of book that has rythem and that you want to sing all the way threw The girls find a dog and named her Geniveeve all the girls loved the little puppy and often fought over who got to sleep with her One day a few inspectors came to the orphanage to do an inspection and discovered the sweet little puppy they of course threw the dog out and Madeline and her companions had no choice but to go and find Geniveeve They searched up high and they searched down low but the pupy was no where to be found Finally the nun finds Geniveve under her bed and al is well The story in all gets three stars for the effort and tremendous rythem that is kept threw out the book The pictures did not at all impressive me much The color was off and i debated on giveing the illustrations a full star but i decided to be nice Guys i am really sorry that this review is crummy i would usually go intodetail I don t get sick a whole lot but i am one of those girls who gets REALLY SICK whenever she does I really do apolojize I will type up another one later in the afternoon and i am doing another Pegion book if i am feeling better so i am excited about that Again i am terribly sorry My Rateing 4 5 Going into this book, I thought it was going to be about Madeline saving the day or rescuing someone Instead, it s about how Genevieve the dog rescues Madeline from an accident of her own making Normally I don t like sketch style illustration, but it s hard not to love Bemelmans classic series that makes all little girls fall in love with Paris I liked the happy ending, and that even Miss Clavel sometimes breaks the rules