Tuesday, July 09, 2019
First sentence: In an old house in Paris/ that was covered with vines/ lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.
Premise/plot: Madeline is a children's classic set in Paris, France. It stars a brave little girl, Madeline, who has to go to the hospital with her appendix.
My thoughts: I love the setting of Madeline. I do. The illustrations of this one are lovely. The rhyming is nice. But the story itself--when you really stop and think about it--is a bit odd. As a child, I never really stopped to think about where they lived. Was it an orphanage? Were all the girls orphans? Is that why sometimes they were very, very sad? Was it a school? I also never really understood--then or now--why the other girls wanted Madeline's scar?!
Text: 3 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 7 out of 10
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