Babar the King

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Random House, 1935 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
13 Reviews
This third title about Babar and his family follows the elephants as they build a magnificent city: Celesteville. Life is peaceful and contented, everyone has a job to do, and celebrations are frequent. But one fateful day a snake bites the Old Lady and Babar fears that he may lose his oldest friend. Illus. in full color by the author.

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Review: Babar the King (Babar #3)

User Review  - Jim Razinha - Goodreads

I think it a safe bet that this might be the oldest memory in my Year of Nostalgic Re-reads. Not the oldest book, but this takes me back to maybe eight years old. I came across it on openlibrary.org ... Read full review

Review: Babar the King (Babar #3)

User Review  - Sabrina Kaleta - Goodreads

Read to the kids tonight, forgot how delightfully weird, sweet and funny the original Babar titles were (the newer ones can't recapture the magic). Would read on my own. Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1935)

Jean de Brunhoff 1899 - 1937 Jean de Brunhoff (born December 9, 1899) was a French writer and illustrator known for creating the Babar books, the first of which appeared in 1931. He was the fourth and youngest child of Maurice de Brunhoff, a publisher. After the first book Histoire de Babar (The Story of Babar), six more titles followed before Jean de Brunhoff died of tuberculosis at the age of 37. He was buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Many people credit Jean's wife, Cécile de Brunhoff, as the real creator of Babar. After Jean's death, his brother Michel de Brunhoff, who was the editor of French Vogue, oversaw the publication in book form of his two last books, Babar and His Children and Babar and Father Christmas. The Babar series continues to be an international bestseller. Babar the elephant is an iconic character who has also been paid tribute by many museums worldwide.

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