Ludwig Bemelmans: The Man Who Created Madeline

Ludwig Bemelmans: The Man Who Created Madeline

by Robert Wernick
     
 
Creators of the eternal images of children’s books have usually been quiet, retiring, private individuals, like the Reverend Mr. Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, who gave us Alice, or A.A. Milne, of Winnie the Pooh fame, or Charles Schultz, who dreamed up Charlie Brown and his crew. A vastly different sort of person was the creator of Madeline. Almost

Overview

Creators of the eternal images of children’s books have usually been quiet, retiring, private individuals, like the Reverend Mr. Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, who gave us Alice, or A.A. Milne, of Winnie the Pooh fame, or Charles Schultz, who dreamed up Charlie Brown and his crew. A vastly different sort of person was the creator of Madeline. Almost all children and parents today are well acquainted with the little convent-school girl with a blue dress, yellow hat, and mischief-making smile. But few know that in spirit she was the mirror image of her creator, Ludwig Bemelmans, the free-wheeling, free-spending, freelance artist of the mid-twentieth century, a man who was always on the go, always getting into and somehow out of impossible situations. In this digital short, award-winning journalist Robert Wernick, captures the antics and spirit of the dashing nonconformist who gave the world one of its most beloved heroines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014181112
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
03/31/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Salvador Dali once called him the stupidest man in the world; Cary Grant described him as the smartest. New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick is certainly talented. He has penned more than a dozen books and has contributed to a host of magazines, ranging from Vanity Fair to Life. His topics are as varied as the birth of town planning in the Mesolithic Age to a soul-baring Ferris-wheel ride with Marilyn Monroe to a climb up Mount Sinai. He has made his in Manhattan, Algiers, a ranch in the Nevada desert, San Francisco, the Basque coast, the Golden Isles of Georgia, and, most recently, the 14th Arrondissement of Paris.

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