The Story of Babar

The Story of Babar

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by Jean De Brunhoff, Jean de Brunhoff
     
 

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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,

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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 generations. Delightfully amusing illustrations make this short collection of classic Babar tales a book to treasure for children young and old.

Editorial Reviews

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"With many absurd and funny pictures, these tales of the popular elephant furnish hours of enjoyment to the young person."—Elementary English  

Barnes & Noble Staff
This first of the Babar adventures tells how the little elephant is rescued by a rich old lady in Paris after his mother is killed by a hunter. In Paris, Babar is educated and taught to be a gentleman. Though happy with the old lady, he misses his friends. When Babar's cousins Arthur and Celeste find him, Babar bids his old lady a fond farewell and the three elephants return to the forest. Home at last, Babar is crowned king and Celeste is crowned queen. Since 1931, Babar has charmed young audiences all over the world.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394905754
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/28/1967
Series:
Babar Series
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
415,426
Product dimensions:
8.15(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile:
AD460L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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The Story of Babar 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Babar has great adventures once he meets the Old Lady, but don't be surprised when his mother gets SHOT by a hunter. It surprised me, and my two year old. We really enjoy "Meet Babar and his family" and "Babar saves the Day".
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a child, this was my FAVORITE book!! I think it is such a hit with kids because there are so many colorful illustrations and the text is short and fun. It is welcoming to young children and beginning readers. Also, the world of Babar is a fun imaginary world for kids to enter. The entire series is great because it enables readers to enter that world again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book about a little elephant who's mother is killed by a hunter.After Babar runs off to a city were he meets an old woman who leads Babar an exciting and fun filled life.