Madlenka

Madlenka by Peter Sis cover, a portrait of a girl in the center of a large city

Madlenka

Written and illustrated by Peter Sis

New York, Frances Foster Books, 2000

10" x 10"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

The Czech émigré artist Peter Sís set this clever melting-pot tale on the downtown Manhattan block where Prince and Spring Streets intersect Lafayette and Mulberry. Young Madlenka, we learn, has made friends with all the neighborhood shopkeepers, and in typical New York fashion, she has only to stroll down her street to encounter people from everywhere in the world.


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