Classic Tales of Babar
Written by Jean De Brunhoff
Illustrated by Jean De Brunhoff
Part of the Babar Series
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Babar - Celebrating 80 years! A very welcome return to two classic stories about Babar, a baby elephant born in the Great Forest who flees to the city after his mother is shot by cruel hunters. Here he is adopted by a kind old lady who introduces him to all that is best of city life in terms of good clothes, good food, cars and interesting conversations.
But Babar still longs for the pure life of the forest. With his lovely new bride Celeste, Babar returns to the Forest and founds a model community for the elephants.
Originally published as a very large book it is available here in a handsome edition with a sequel, Babar the King, making an excellent introduction to an important character in children’s literature.
Classic Tales of Babar by Jean De Brunhoff
A charming classic of children's literature which has entertained children and adults for over 80 years.
This is a beautifully bound gift edition of these charming and delightful stories. '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. This is the story of Babar the Elephant and his travels. When his mother dies, Babar decides to seek his fortune in the big city.
2013 sees the 80th Anniversary of 'The Story of Babar's first publication in the English language. This will be marked by a new animated television series and the publication of a new Babar title, Babar’s Celesteville Games, inspired by the Olympic Games.
Launch titles in the Heritage Collection from Egmont include:
Classic Tales of Rupert by Alfred Bestall
Classic Tales of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
About the Author
Interest Age: From 5
Jean De Brunhoff
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Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
5th November 2012
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