Bibliographic: Bemelmans, L. (1967). Madeline (New Viking ed.). New York: Viking Press.

 Short annotation: This is the story of a little girl named Madeline who lived in a convent with other little girls, and how she ended up in the hospital having her appendix removed.

 The genre: Historic Fiction, Picture book

 Grade level: Preschool to Second grade

 Readers who like this book: Children, Parents and Education

 Personal response and rating: I would give this book a 5; I loved that at the end of the story all the other little girls wanted to have their appendix removed, just like Madeline.

 Question: Have you very need to have surgery? 



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