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3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  65 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
While vacationing at Celesteville-on-the-Sea, the Babar family matches wits with a bold gang of thieves.
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Harry N. Abrams (first published 1978)
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Eva Leger
Aug 17, 2010 Eva Leger rated it it was ok
Shelves: julias-books
I'm surprised we haven't read this more than once in the past week since we took it out from the library because of Julia's love for Babar. She could watch Babar reruns on OnDemand all day and all night for a month I think and not get bored in the least.
As much as she liked books the Babar books don't hold as much interest for her. Maybe because she's so used to watching Babar and friends on t.v. I personally don't watch too many movies made from books I've read so I can relate.
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Raja99
Mar 02, 2010 Raja99 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mcpl, lighthouses
I'm pretty sure I've never seen this book before. It looked nice on the library shelf.

The book is larger than the others the library had (12.5 inches high versus 11.25).

I read it once myself and once to our child. It's charming, and not at all scary (unlike Babar and his Children . Perhaps we'll buy a copy.
Rachel
Nov 30, 2011 Rachel rated it liked it
This book was a cute story about Babar and his family going to the sea, the Old Lady wanting to write a novel and a mystery about a stolen piano, Babar's car and statue. I got it for Liam, but will save it for him when he gets a bit older.
Columbus
Dec 07, 2016 Columbus rated it liked it
Probably one of my least favorite Babar stories of all. Barbara and family in Celestteville investigate the theft of a piano, statue and Babar's automobile. There's no real excitement around this and you don't really care whether the robbers are caught or not. Just page-turning with this one.
Beth
Apr 10, 2010 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
What thief stole Babar's piano, car and statue? With the help of the Old Lady, Arthur spies four crocodiles and one rhinoceros.
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Laurent De Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar and his family alive for over 50 years. Babar was created by Laurent's mother as a bedtime story, and was first illustrated by Laurent's father, Jean de Brunhoff.

After his father's death, Laurent continued to created over 30 Babar stories.

Laurent de Brunhoff lives in Connecticut with his wife, writer Phyllis Rose.
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