The Story of Babar by Jean De Brunhoff
  

The Story of Babar

Written by Jean De Brunhoff

3+ readers   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

2013 celebrates 80 years of Babar Tales published into English.

Meet Babar, a loveable elephant who leaves the jungle for adventures in the big city and makes it all the way to becoming King of the Elephants. The lovely pictures and characters all help to convey the story about how working hard bring you bigger and better rewards.

A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, always adored the Babar stories:
‘If you who are grown-up have never been fascinated by a picture book before then this is the one which will fascinate you. I salute Monsieur Brunhoff. I am at his feet.’


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Classic French picture book tells of the orphaned baby elephant who runs away to the city, becomes 'civilised' -and returns to the jungle to be king of the elephants.
~

Synopsis

The Story of Babar by Jean De Brunhoff

This charming French illustrated classics follows an adventure of Babar the elephant.

Reviews

If you love elephants, you will love Babar and Celeste, writes A. A. Milne in his preface to The Story of Babar . And if you have never loved elephants, you will love them now.

About the Author

Jean de Brunhoff (1899-1937) is considered to be one of the greatest picture book authors in history.

Babar began as a story told by his wife, Cécile de Brunhoff, to their two young sons, Laurent and Mathieu, of a little elephant whose mother is shot by hunters and then moves to Paris in search of a new home. The boys so loved the story they asked their father Jean, an artist, to create some drawings of the elephant he named Babar. The first Babar book, The Story of Babar was published in France in 1931 and was an instant success and Jean de Brunhoff went on to write 6 more Babar books.

After his untimely death in at the early age of 37 his son Laurent continued writing and illustrating the tales of Babar which now includes numerous books, films and an animated television series.

Babar celebrates his 80th Anniversary in November 2012 which will be marked by the publication of a new title, Babar's Celesteville Games, inspired by the Olympics. The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris will run an exhibition featuring Babar memoribillia and there will be a new animated television series on Disney TV.


More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Jean De Brunhoff
More books by Jean De Brunhoff

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

7th January 2008

ISBN

9781405238182

Categories


We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools