is a story about a little girl that lives in Paris with eleven other
girls in a house covered with vines. They did everything in two
straight lines including brushing their teeth and eating dinner.
Everyday they left the house at half past nine and walked in two
straight lines no matter what the weather was like outside.
Madeline was the smallest girl and was very courageous. She
wasn't afraid of mice or lions and loved to scare Miss Clavel by
walking along the edges of bridges. One night Miss Clavel woke up
and rushed to the girl's bedroom. Madeline was very sick so she
called the doctor. The doctor took Madeline to the hospital in an
Madeline had to have her appendix taken out and had to stay in the
hospital. The eleven little girls came to visit Madeline and saw
all of the flowers and presents that had been sent to her. That
night Miss Clavel woke up again and rushed to the girl's bedroom.
She found the eleven little girls crying because they wanted their
appendixes out, too!