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The Story of Babar By Jean de Brunhoff

The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff

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"If you love elephants, you will love Babar and Celeste,... writes A. A. Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh, in his preface to The Story of Babar. "And if you have never loved elephants, you will love them now....

The Story of Babar Summary

The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff

"If you love elephants, you will love Babar and Celeste,... writes A. A. Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh, in his preface to The Story of Babar. "And if you have never loved elephants, you will love them now....

After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. He becomes educated and cultured and, upon his return to the great forest, is crowned King of the Elephants.

Jean de Brunhoff's tales of Babar have charmed readers around the world for 80 years. His stories have followed the king of the elephants as he builds a city, founds a family and even meets Father Christmas. Tested by difficult trials - from snakes to fire to runaway prams - he always comes out on top, with the help of patience, determination and, on one memorable occasion, a flight of winged elephants. One of the most iconic series of animal books in history, Babar has become a household name both as a character in children's books and on TV.

Beautifully illustrated, this edition is an ideal gift for children aged 3 and up.

Also look out for The Babar Collection and Babar the King.

Jean de Brunhoff is considered to be one of the greatest picture book authors in history. Born in Paris, de Brunhoff was the fourth and last child of a successful publisher. He managed to produce a total of seven Babar books before his death at the age of 37. Since then, millions and millions of Babar books have been sold all around the world.

The Story of Babar Reviews

"If you love elephants, you will love Babar and Celeste," writes A. A. Milne in his preface to "The Story of Babar". "And if you have never loved elephants, you will love them now."

About Jean de Brunhoff

Frenchman Jean de Brunhoff is considered to be one of the greatest picture book authors in history.

Born in Paris, de Brunhoff was the fourth and last child of a successful publisher. He enjoyed a prestigious education, before joining the French army and fighting on the front lines at the end of the First World War. After the armistice, he decided to become a professional artist and studied painting at the Academie de la Grand Chamiere in Montparnasse.

Additional information

GOR001739755
9781405238182
1405238186
The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2008-01-07
48
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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