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The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant

The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant
Author: Jean De Brunhoff
ISBN 13: 9780394805757
ISBN 10: 394805755
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1961
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 56
List Price: $15.95

The classic first story about literature’s most beloved pachyderm. 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. 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.

Children's Literature

Babar is one of childhood's most endearing and enduring characters. His adventures reflect a strong sense of justice and stress the importance of family and friends. This is the tale of Babar's adventure in the city and how he eventually married Celeste and became the new king of the elephants. 1966 (orig.