Jean de Brunhoff





Jean de Brunhoff


Born
in France
December 09, 1899

Died
October 16, 1937

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Jean de Brunhoff was a French writer and illustrator known for co-creating Babar, which first appeared in 1931. The stories were originally told to their second son, Mathieu, when he was sick, by his wife Cecile de Brunhoff. After its first appearance, six more titles followed. He was the fourth and last child of Maurice de Brunhoff, a successful publisher, and his wife Marguerite. He attended Protestant schools, including the prestigious L'Ecole Alsacienne. Brunhoff joined the army and reached the front lines when World War I was almost over. Afterwards, he decided to be a professional artist and studied painting at Academie de la Grand Chamiere. He married Ceccile Sabourand, a talented pianist from a Catholic family, in 1924.
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Average rating: 4.09 · 69,891 ratings · 515 reviews · 104 distinct works · Similar authors
The Story of Babar

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4.07 avg rating — 50,564 ratings — published 1931 — 43 editions
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Babar the King

4.17 avg rating — 14,232 ratings — published 1933 — 23 editions
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The Travels of Babar

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4.07 avg rating — 1,749 ratings — published 1932 — 21 editions
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Babar and His Children

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3.91 avg rating — 1,381 ratings — published 1938 — 9 editions
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Bonjour, Babar!: The Six Un...

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4.26 avg rating — 707 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Babar and Father Christmas

4.02 avg rating — 538 ratings — published 1940 — 24 editions
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Babar and Zephir

4.01 avg rating — 247 ratings — published 1936 — 7 editions
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Babar's Anniversary Album: ...

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The Babar Collection: Five ...

4.17 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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Babar. Todas las historias

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