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 Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans

Birth
Merano, Provincia di Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Death 1 Oct 1962 (aged 64)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 43, Site 2618
Memorial ID 21771 · View Source
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Author. "Hansi", the first of Bemelmans' fifteen books for children, beguiled most reviewers with its simple watercolor illustrations and nostalgic story of two children and their dog in the Austrian Tyrol. His greatest success, however, was "Madeline", a rhymed picture book about a Parisian schoolgirl who becomes the envy of her classmates when her appendix is removed. Indeed, the "Madeline" books, of which there were five, remain the work that Ludwig Bemelmans is primarily remembered for. The inspired amateurishness of the illustrations and the sophisticated doggerel verses have been an influence on later juvenile literature. "Madeline's Rescue", the second book in the series, was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1953.

Bio by: Ron Williams


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ludwig Bemelmans (27 Apr 1898–1 Oct 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21771, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .