Author(s): John Bemelmans Marciano
To the ghost, Madeline said "Pooh-pooh."
Madeline and her favorite companion in mischief, Pepito, embark on their wildest adventure yet. When ghostly moans lead them to the attic of the old house in Paris, they discover Felix de La Morte, who has lingered there for hundreds of years, waiting for the return of a certain comet. With the comet due to return the very next day, the poor fellow's telescope has been stolen by mean Lord Cucuface, and it is up to Madeline and Pepito to get it back. A nighttime trip across Paris, a midnight apparition, and all is happily resolved in time for the three new friends to view the comet on a starry night.
Praise for "MADELINE AND THE OLD HOUSE IN PARIS" "Marciano does a fine job of replicating the mood, spirit, and look of his grandfather's much-admired books"--"Publishers Weekly"
John Bemelmans Marciano, like his grandfather Ludwig Bemelmans, is a talented artist as well as a writer of both adult and children's books. As he carries on the Madeline legacy, John faithfully evokes the style and spirit of the original Madeline books, while adding his own unique stamp to story and pictures. His previous Madeline books include Madeline at the White House, Madeline and the Cats of Rome, and Madeline Says Merci. He is also the author of The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfiled, illustrated by Sophie Blackall. John grew up on a horse farm in Three Bridges, New Jersey, and attended Columbia University in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Andromache, who is a set designer, and their daughter Galatea.