madeline in america and other holiday tales

A collection of three holiday tales started by Ludwig Bemelmans and finished by his grandson John Bemelmans Marciano when he found the manuscripts and sketches for them amongst his grandfather's work.

In Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales, a big surprise about Madeline is revealed, we tag along with her and her eleven classmates on a trip to Texas and…we finally learn her last name.  The Count and the Cobbler is about a cobbler who's so poor that he can't afford to make shoes for his own (numerous) children, until his youngest, a brilliant baby, intervenes.  Sunshine tells the tale of a music teacher whose grouchy landlord attempts to evict her on Christmas Eve.  It might have something to do with the fact that she conducts music classes in her apartment.  Also included is a piece on Christmas memories from the Bemelmans family.  Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales is out of print and is a little hard to find, but there are still a few copies floating around out there if anyone's interested in a cozy addition to their December reads.