A French cartoon
character - a schoolgirl
at a religious
school, taught by nun
s and always up to tricks.
Invariably dresses in a yellow raincoat and rain hat in wet weather, the simply drawn Madeline wears a bow in her hair, and has a variety of pets. Madeline is the most adventurous of her decidedly sombre school, always getting in to trouble or solving mysteries.
Madeline is a great way to teach French to young children or fresh learners. A little more advanced than a basic childrens book, it has enough interest and plot twists for people who are learning French and don't want a predictable storyline.
Thanks to yerricde
for the thought-provoking conversation
- Madeleine IS spelt differently to Madeline
- the other is the "internationalised" version for the USA and English-speaking countries
. This is the French
way of spelling, and correct as of the early Madeleine books as forwarded to me by my neice
, from France.