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The Story Of Babar (babar Books (random House))

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Story Of Babar
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An orphaned baby elephant goes to live in the city with an old lady who gives him everything he wants, but he eventually returns to the forest where he is crowned king of the elephants.
Do you need to purchase a book? The Story Of Babar (babar Books (random House)) written by Jean De Brunhoff is an awesome child's book! The author is Jean De Brunhoff and it was published by Random House Books for Young Readers. This book was available on the 12th of September, 1937. The child's book features Elephants and is considered first-rate fiction. This version is the 1st jacketed hardcover ed. of the children's book is 56 pages long and it provides you with various black and white illustrations. It's dimensions are 11.38"H x 8.37"L x 0.42"W. It has got a weight of 0.99 lbs. To buy a copy at the lowest price, check out the button on this page.

Random House Books for Young Readers


MPN: 9780394805757
ISBN: 0394805755
Author: Jean De Brunhoff
Package Quantity: 1

The classic first story about literature's most beloved pachyderm. Translated from Jean de Brunhoff's original French, the adventures of the world's most popular elephant and his friends have enchanted an 3 generations. After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping towards the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. He becomes educated and cultured and, upon his return for the great forest, is crowned King of the Elephants. Delightfully amusing illustrations make this short collection of classic Babar tales a book to treasure for kids young and old.

The Story of Babar--the early adventures making use of the enduring, endearing elephant--was written in 1931 by French writer Jean de Brunhoff (1899-1937 ). It's amazing how much can happen to one particular tiny elephant in the course of 1 tiny book: Babar loses his mother to a hunter, wanders into the city, gets a new wardrobe, becomes the hit of high society, marries his cousin Cé leste (totally acceptable in contemporary Elephantine society) , and is crowned King of the Elephants. Since then, it has been translated into at least 12 languages.

The Story of Babar is essentially the tale of a country boy who comes for the city and, while there, comes of age.) (Even though none of the characters seem to notice, the sight of Babar in a suit leaning against the mantel while he regales his audience with tales inside the jungle is plainly hilarious.) All of the Babar books are notable for their ability to tell larger stories with simplicity and style, and The Story of Babar is no exception. The beautiful, delightfully detailed illustrations--de Brunhoff was a painter by trade--never fail to amuse. Potentially troubling moments--the death of Babar's mother, for example--are handled with taste, emphasizing Babar's distinctive gift for uncovering a silver lining in the most persistent of clouds. (Ages 4 to 8, though the cursive writing makes it best for reading aloud. In the end, he returns residence to share his expertise and experiences with loved ones and friends.



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