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John Bemelmans Marciano


John Bemelmans Marciano

John Marciano grew up on a horse farm in Three Bridges, New Jersey. He is the youngest of three grandsons of the legendary Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of the Madeline books. John graduated from Columbia University, and has followed in his grandfather's footsteps as a writer and artist.

He is the author of four Madeline books: MADELINE SAYS MERCI; MADELINE LOVES ANIMALS; MADELINE AND THE CATS OF ROME; and MADELINE AT THE WHITE HOUSE. He is also the author of three books for adults: BEMELMANS: The Life and Art of Madeline's Creator; ANONYPONYMOUS: The Forgotten People Behind Everyday Words; and TOPONYMITY: An Atlas of Words.

John and his wife, Andromache, a set designer, live in Brooklyn with their daughter, Galatea.

John Bemelmans Marciano

Books by John Bemelmans Marciano

by John Bemelmans Marciano - Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction

Alexander Baddenfield is a horrible boy who is the last in a long line of scoundrels. One day, he transplants the nine lives from his cat into himself. Alexander has lives to spare, and uses them by attempting outrageous feats. Only when he is left with one like everyone else does he realize how reckless he has been.