Carol’s Caravan of Christmas Creations (Christmas Books from the Basement) – Day 10


Pop the cork! A new day has brought a new choice!

Madeline’s Christmas

By Ludwig Bemelmans

2013-12-09 14.37.28

The Madeline series is another childhood series that has been expanded over the years from books to a video series. In case you missed it, Madeline is a little girl who lives in a boarding school in Paris.

“In an old house in Paris

That was covered with vines

Lived twelve little girls

In two straight lines

They left the house a half-past nine

In two straight lines, in rain or shine.

The smallest one was MADELINE.”

 In this adventure (written in rhymes), Madeline is the only one in the house that is well. Everyone, even Miss Clavel, have taken to their beds sick. A rug merchant comes to the door to sell his wares. Madeline gets Miss Clavel to agree to buy the rug merchant’s last twelve rugs to put by the little girls beds to keep their feet warm.  The rug merchant then finds that he is very cold without his rugs and decides to go back to get them. He is frozen when he arrives back to ask for them. Madeline nurses him back to health. Then the Christmas surprise happens.

Thanks for reading! 


About Carol Early Cooney

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