Madeline and the cats of Rome / story and pictures by John Bemelmans Marciano.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: The orphan Madeline catches a thief and makes a friend in Rome.
    • Notes:
      Ages 3 up.
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MARCIANO, J. B. Madeline and the cats of Rome. [s. l.]: Viking, 2008. ISBN 9780670062973. Disponível em: Acesso em: 9 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Marciano JB. Madeline and the Cats of Rome. Viking; 2008. Accessed August 9, 2020.
    • APA:
      Marciano, J. B. (2008). Madeline and the cats of Rome. Viking.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Marciano, John Bemelmans. 2008. Madeline and the Cats of Rome. Viking.
    • Harvard:
      Marciano, J. B. (2008) Madeline and the cats of Rome. Viking. Available at: (Accessed: 9 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Marciano, JB 2008, Madeline and the cats of Rome, Viking, viewed 9 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Marciano, John Bemelmans. Madeline and the Cats of Rome. Viking, 2008. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Marciano, John Bemelmans. Madeline and the Cats of Rome. Viking, 2008.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Marciano JB. Madeline and the cats of Rome [Internet]. Viking; 2008 [cited 2020 Aug 9]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2008 September #1

In this sequel to the familiar Madeline picture books written and illustrated by Bemelmans' grandson, Miss Clavel takes the twelve little girls in two straight lines from cold, rainy Paris to warm, sunny Rome. On a sightseeing expedition, they pose in the street while Miss Clavel takes their picture. Suddenly, an Italian girl snatches the camera and runs. Madeline and her dog, Genevieve, give chase through the streets of Rome and make a couple of surprising discoveries before their adventure ends. Though the text breaks down here and there, usually when the near rhymes go too far astray, Marciano does a good job of recapturing the look and the verve of his grandfather's artwork without slavish imitation. Some of the illustrations are in full color, while others use bold, black lines and two shades of yellow. Marciano's previous works include the manners book Madeline Says Merci (2001) and the board book Madeline Loves Animals (2005). Madeline fans will welcome this. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Spring

In Rome, Madeline meets a girl who steals from tourists to support stray cats. This newest book about the spunky Parisian gives readers a glimpse of Roman architecture, and the illustrations are decent copies of Marciano's grandfather's work. However, Madeline has been transformed into a rule-abiding, prim-and-proper child: "STEALING IS WRONG--no matter the cause." Stick with the originals. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2008 July #3

Piggybacking onto the original Madeline books by his grandfather, Marciano sends the "twelve little girls in two straight lines" to Rome, where his red-haired heroine chases a thief and saves a house full of cats. Like its models, this add-on is filled with both yellow and full-color pages, absurd plot twists and a Bemelmans-style visual guide of places to visit. Regrettably, as in his Madeline Says Merci , Marciano's didactic theme reduces the spirited Madeline to a smug counterfeit. When the thief Catarina explains that she steals only to feed Rome's starving stray cats, Madeline self-righteously says, "While I applaud your charity,/ Let me say this with clarity:/ STEALING IS WRONG—no matter the cause." Awkward syntax and forced rhymes abound ("Madeline said, 'My, what a nice kitten.'/ Her dog was of a different opinion"), and at their best the illustrations are no more than serviceable imitations of Bemelmans's style. The joy and brio of the original books go missing. Ages 3–up. (Sept.)

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