Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) is a painter, illustrator, and writer
for both children and adults. He is best known for Madeline,
a seminal picture book in children's literature and Caldecott Honor
book. He wrote six Madeline books altogether, including the
Caldecott Medal winning Madeline's Rescue. Ludwig Bemelmans'
grandson, John Bemelmans Marciano, carries on his grandfather's
legacy and has written and illustrated four books about Madeline of
his own, including Madeline and the Old House in Paris and
Madeline at the White House.