About the Author
Ludwig Bemelmans (1898–1962) moved from Italy to the United States in 1914, and became an illustrator for The New Yorker, Vogue and other magazines. His book Madeline was published in 1939, and its sequel, Madeline’s Rescue, followed thirteen year later, winning the Caldecott Medal. He went on to publish a wide variety of books for both children and adults, including four more Madeline adventures. His life and work are the subject of Ludwig Bemelmans (Thames & Hudson), the first title in The Illustrators series, co-authored by Quentin Blake and Laurie Britton Newell.
Barbara Bemelmans is the daughter of Ludwig Bemelmans and the manager of his estate.