Publisher description for The golden basket / Ludwig Bemelmans.
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On a cobblestoned street in the ancient city of Bruges, a hotel with a golden basket on its roof admits a trio of weary travelers: a father and two little girls, Celeste and Melisande. The next morning, the sisters awake to the thrill of discovering a new country and meeting new friends, including Jan, the innkeeper's son, and Monsieur Carnewal, the hardworking, warmhearted maître d'hôtel. The girls discover a world of imaginative fun within the hotel itself as well as in the picturesque city of medieval buildings and towers, where graceful swans swim in the canals and a lamplighter makes his daily rounds.
Inspired by a trip to Belgium, author Ludwig Bemelmans drew upon his youthful experiences at his family's Austrian inn to perfectly recapture the setting of an Old World hotel. This charmingly illustrated tale, originally published in 1936, is the second of Bemelmans's many books. A brief cameo by a mischievous French schoolgirl — the first appearance of_the author's_iconic character, Madeline—offers a hint of the joys to come.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
JUVENILE FICTION / Classics. -- bisacsh
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Europe. -- bisacsh
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Europe. -- bisacsh