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Help, I don't want to have to google French school girls!!!

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OuchyMcOuch Tue 02-Sep-14 21:57:49

What's the name of a French children's book, it's about a group of school girls in Paris, beautiful illustrations, they are taught by nuns I think in the old fashioned wimple style costumes. The little girls wore boaters I think.... Desperately trying to remember the name of the books, I thought the girl was called Matilda but the on,y thing that comes up when I google that is the Roald Dahl version.

Does anyone have any clues or am I just rambling incoherently?

Barabajagal Tue 02-Sep-14 22:00:54

Is it the Madeline books? Can't remember the author. Will have a google.

ShadowStar Tue 02-Sep-14 22:01:28


Trapper Tue 02-Sep-14 22:02:29

In an old house in Paris all covered in vines...

Ludwig Bemelmans

NerfHerder Tue 02-Sep-14 22:02:31

Madeline. Ludwig de Bemelman?

NerfHerder Tue 02-Sep-14 22:02:50

Lived 12 little girls in 2 straight lines...

OutDamnSpot Tue 02-Sep-14 22:02:57

I think Madeline too. Google it, there is a rather lovely cartoon version on one of the TV channels I love but my DC won't watch.

Trapper Tue 02-Sep-14 22:03:31

In two straight lines they broke their bread...

whatsagoodusername Tue 02-Sep-14 22:04:06

Brushed their teeth and went to bed.

OutDamnSpot Tue 02-Sep-14 22:06:02

Just googled and Madeline looks just like Emily Elizabeth from the hideous Clifford - maybe DC were right to reject!

dashoflime Tue 02-Sep-14 22:06:39

Its Madeline! Best appreciated when read by Werner Herzog

CMOTDibbler Tue 02-Sep-14 22:08:14

Theres also the Happy Orpheline (they go to the dog cemetary) and A Brother for the Orphelines (baby boy left at the door, they want to keep him but can't because he's a boy). The main character is Josine

PartTimeModel Tue 02-Sep-14 22:10:40

Madeline in London is fab too and lots of great illustrations of London landmarks

NerfHerder Tue 02-Sep-14 22:12:05

In the middle of the night, Miss Clavell turned on the light...

PartTimeModel Tue 02-Sep-14 22:13:07


NerfHerder Tue 02-Sep-14 22:13:43

(As an aside, I always wondered as a child why Miss Clavell was named 'Miss Clavell' and not Sister Mary-Andrew, or some such. Surely, she was a nun?)

OuchyMcOuch Tue 02-Sep-14 22:23:51

Woohoo Madeleine! That's it! Thank you so much! I knew her name started with an M grin

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