Babar the King

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Random House, 1935 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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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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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Originally published in 1933, this third Babar book picks up just where its predecessor, The Travels of Babar, left off, as Babar, Celeste and the Old Lady adjust to being back in the land of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - smvega - LibraryThing

This book is about Babar the king. He and his people have built a beautiful city called Cellesteville. Everyone is happy with the kingdom until bad things happen. An old lady gets bit by a snake and ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
13
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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