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Madeleine doll in paris

Old Sep 1st, 2010, 11:35 AM
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Madeleine doll in paris

I an in desperate need to find a Madeleine doll in PARIS i HAVE BEEN TO
WHAT IS TO BE THE LARGEST TOY STORE IN PARIS AND THEY DONT HAVE SAID IT ISNT POPULAR IN PARIS wOULD CERTAINLY APPRECIATE ANY ASSISTANCE i NEED TO PURCHASE BY TOMORROW MANY THANKS
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Old Sep 1st, 2010, 12:09 PM
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That book wasn't French, the author was Belgian. YOu can buy it online at some places, none seem French

http://www.babyheirlooms.com/product/madeline_doll.cfm
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Old Sep 1st, 2010, 12:11 PM
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I feel your pain. Two years ago I searched everywhere in Paris to get one for my grandaughter since that was what she wanted me to bring back a small one. No one had that doll and I was told she is very old fashioned and no French girls care about her.

That said Au Nain Bleu" 5, boulevard Malesherbes caters to Americans and had a Madeline doll gift pack which was very expensive (too much for my 5 year old!). I ended up ordering the small Madeline online from Barnes and Noble and had it shipped to my home to give to her upon arrival back!!!
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Old Sep 1st, 2010, 12:18 PM
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I seem to recall seeing them in a toy store in the mall at the Louvre.
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Old Sep 1st, 2010, 04:36 PM
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Can't help you with the Madeline doll, however, we found the book in French since my sister was a on a hunt for it at the time. We were able to find it in a Montmartre bookstore.
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Old Sep 1st, 2010, 04:56 PM
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Hmm I remember seeing them as I did lots of Tintin also written by a Belgian. I bought a tintin necklace long ago that had pink beads with snowy as the center piece.
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Old Sep 1st, 2010, 05:03 PM
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The book *Madeline* was written by Ludwig Bemelmens who was born in Austria and emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 16. Four years later he became a U.S. citizen. *Madeline* was published 20 years later. Because of this, though set in Paris, Madeline is more of an American thing than a French thing.
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Old Sep 1st, 2010, 11:15 PM
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thank you all for your information i have been to all stores above and will find something else and order online. i sincerely appreciate all of your kind responses.
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