Babar's Mystery

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Overview

A Babar classic now back in print!

First published in 1978, this book turns Babar fans into detectives. Babar shows children that detective work is fun but not easy. When he, his family, and the Old Lady go to town for the unveiling of a gold statue, they soon find that a thief is on the loose. First, a piano is missing, then Babar's car disappears, and finally the statue isn't where it's supposed to be! With only a few clues and careful eyes, Babar, Arthur, and the Old Lady must track down the thieves and use their ingenuity to think of ways to capture them.

Author Bio: Laurent de Brunhoff has been illustrating the Babar books since 1946, after his father, Jean de Brunhoff, illustrated the first titles a decade before. He has created more than 30 books about the world-renowned elephant and his family, most recently the best-selling Babar's Museum of Art and Babar's Yoga for Elephants.

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Aspiring sleuths will be eager to solve Babar's Mystery (1978) by Laurent de Brunhoff, in which Babar and his family travel to Celesteville-on-the-Sea. A thief strikes repeatedly and the pachyderms conspire to thwart the evildoer. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810950337
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Edition description: An Original Laurent De Brunhoff Book
  • Pages: 30
  • Age range: 1 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 12.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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