Books: For the Lollipop Trade

MADELINE'S RESCUE (56 pp.)—Ludwig Bemelmans—Viking ($3).

In an old house in Paris That was covered with vines Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.

As well-read moppets know, the smallest and bravest of the twelve little girls was Madeline. Ludwig Bemelmans' 1939 picture-and-verse classic told how Madeline came triumphantly through one of the most delightful appendectomies in literature. It also made his heroine's name a household word with a host of youngsters and their elders, who, having to read the thing aloud night after night, found grown-up delight in Bemelmans' warmly colored fantasies of Paris.

The good news for the lollipop trade: Madeline...

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