‘Madeline’ author visits Cayman

John Bemelmans Marciano, author and illustrator of children’s storybook Madeline is making his way to Cayman Regal Cinemas at Camana Bay. 

Young book lovers and their parents can join Mr. Marciano for a special story time celebrating the release of Madeline and the Old House in Paris at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Madeline is a children’s storybook series, the first of which was written by Austrian author Ludwig Bemelmans and published in 1939. Mr. Marciano, Mr. Bemelmans’s grandson, carries on the legacy with his watercolor artwork and playful, energetic storytelling. 

In the latest book, Madeline and her favorite companion in mischief, Pepito, embark on their wildest adventure yet. When ghostly moans lead them to the attic of the old house in Paris, they discover Felix de La Morte, who has lingered there for hundreds of years, waiting for the return of a certain comet.  

With the comet due to return the next day, the poor fellow’s telescope has been stolen by mean Lord Cucuface, and it is up to Madeline and Pepito to get it back.  


The event is part of 
Books & Books International Visiting Author Series, sponsored by Camana Bay. 


Madeline and the Old House in Paris.


Mr. Marciano