Madeline and the Bad Hat

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Madeline and the Bad Hat
Author Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans
Cover artist Ludwig Bemelmans
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
1957, c1956
Media type Print
Pages 64
ISBN 0-670-44614-9
Preceded by Madeline's Rescue
Followed by Madeline in London

Madeline and the Bad Hat is an illustrated children's novel by Ludwig Bemelmans featuring the popular children's character Madeline. First published by Viking Press in 1956.

The story begins when the Spanish Ambassador moves in next door. His son, Pepito, is not a good boy. Madeline dubs him a 'bad hat'. The book is controversial due to the cruel nature of Pepito's mischief.[1] After he suffers from his own actions, Pepito reforms himself. Pepito is also a main character in the stories Madeline in London and Madeline and the Gypsies.



  1. ^ [1], reviews