Babar and Father Christmasby Jean de Brunhoff
In this wonderfully quirky Christmas story only Jean de Brunhoff could have created, Babar goes in search of Father Christmas. Can Babar find the yuletide saint? Will Father Christmas have time to come to Elephant country on his busiest day of the year? Maybe together Babar and Father Christmas will come up with an idea to make all the children in Elephant country very happy! With a funny cast of characters -- including a dog named Duck, quarrelsome mountain dwarves, and, of course, the overworked Father Christmas himself -- the unpredictable world of Babar is brought to colorful life!
Originally published in 1940, Babar and Father Christmas was the last picture book Jean de Brunhoff wrote before his untimely death at the age of 37. Luckily, he had completed the story and line drawings for both Babar and Father Christmas and Babar and His Children. His brother Michel, the editor in chief for the French Vogue, directed the coloring of these last two books. Jean's son Laurent was only 12 when his father died, but he was allowed to color a few of the pages.
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Babar and Father Christmas is a great book that I recommend as a Christmas tradition to your family.I also think that this is one of Jean De Brunhoff's best.I do not recommend this book to people who do not celebrate Christmas.