It’s the night before Christmas and everyone is sick in bed. All except brave Madeline, who is up and about and feeling just fine. Taking care of eleven little girls and Miss Clavel is hard work, but Madeline finds help from a magical merchant peddling flying carpets door-to-door. Now the girls are going on a Christmas journey that will surely make them forget their sniffles and sneezes. Great for gift-giving and group sharing, Madeline’s Christmas now joins the five other books about Madeline as a deluxe, full-sized paperback.
“That old house in Paris that is covered with vines’ still holds the irrepressible Madeline, who here manages to keep things going when everyone is sick abed Christmas Eve….The pictures are vintage Bemelmans — brisk, energetic, and strikingly composed.” Booklist