It’s a sad day for the twelve little girls and Madame Clavel – Pepito, the boy next door, has moved to London with his family. Everyone misses him, and he misses them in return; so much so, that he becomes ill and skinny as a stick. Pepito’s parents call up Miss Clavel to beg her and the girls to come to England to visit. Thus begins Madeline’s adventures in London. A runaway horse, a parade, and a missing garden make for an exciting read, and fans who have loved the previous Madeline installments will be no less infatuated with this one.