Jean de Brunhoff (9 December 1899 – 16 October 1937) was a French writer and illustrator remembered for creating the Babar books, the first of which appeared in 1931. De Brunhoff was the fourth and youngest child of Maurice de Brunhoff, a publisher, and his wife Marguerite. He attended Protestant schools, including the prestigious École Alsacienne. Brunhoff joined the army and reached the front lines when World War I was almost over.
Translated from Jean de Brunhoff's original French, the adventures of the world's most popular elephant and his friends have enchanted an three generations. Delightfully amusing illustrations make this short collection of classic Babar tales a book to treasure for children young and old. "With many absurd and funny pictures, these tales of the popular elephant furnish hours of enjoyment to the young person.
Histoire de Babar le petit éléphant, Jean de Brunhoff, 1931. The Best New Children's Books Coming Out Summer 2018. The Best New Children's Books of Summer 2018: Geraldine by Elizabeth Lilly. Babar, Celeste, and Arthur eat pastries in Paris. From The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff, 1931. Laurie Veldt Audette.
The story of Babar was originally published in 1933, and it has stood the test of time with dignity and flair. The story of Babar is simple. After his mother is shot by a cruel hunter, the little elephant runs away to a metropolitan city.
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant. Storytelling Story of Babar Jean de Brunhoff In the forest was born a small elephant. His mom wants him too much.
In Jean de Brunhoff's second Babar book, The Travels of Babar, when the married couple leave by balloon on their honeymoon: . .stormy winds down the balloon on an island, and yet again will the royal couple escape by whale, be marooned on an even smaller island and be rescued by a passing ocean liner only to be turned over to an animal trainer and put to work in a circus. The Story of Babar the Little Elephant (1968).
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