By: Ludwig Bemelmans,柳漾(translator)
Originally Published in: France
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 43
Lines per page: 1-5
Audio book: read by Luka
Madeline’s Christmas 玛德琳过圣诞(mǎ dé lín guò shèng dàn )
Miss Clavel, eleven girls, and even the mouse are sick in bed on Christmas Eve. As the only healthy one, Madeline is caring for them all when she suddenly hears a knock at the door. Is it Santa Claus?
No! It is a mysterious rug salesman who happens to have just 12 rugs to sell. Madeline thinks that the rugs will provide comfort to her ailing friends （as they will keep the girls’ feet warm)，so she buys them all. However, without the rugs to keep him warm, the salesman nearly freezes to death. Madeline nurses him to health and discovers that he is also a magician. To show his appreciation for Madeline’s help, he not only magically does the dishes, but sends each girl home on their own flying carpet so they can spend Christmas with their families before magically returning home at Miss Clavel’s bell.
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Ages 3+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": The limited text per page and the prevalence of common language from daily life make it a good "bridge book" for readers. The involved plot and detailed illustrations will capture the interest of experienced readers, ages 5+.
Option to pair with Luka:
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