fiction childrens classics lighthearted relaxing medium-paced

44 pages | first published 1939


Madeline is one of the best-loved characters in children's literature. Set in picturesque Paris, this tale of a brave little girl's trip to the hospital was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1940 and has as much appeal today as it did then. The combinatio...
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lighthearted 90%
adventurous 63%
funny 36%
relaxing 18%
hopeful 9%


fast 77%
medium 22%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 60% | N/A: 40%

Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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