A question about Madeline

A question about Madeline

Quick question: In the “Madeline” books by Ludwig Bemelmans, is Miss Clavell a nun. Is that a habit she’s wearing? Or is it some kind of headmistress outfit worn by French boarding-school heads? And if it’s a nun, why is she “Miss” Clavell and not “Sister” Clavell?

These are the sorts of questions that pop up when you’re reading the stories for the umpteenth time.


Written by
Domenico Bettinelli