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The Babar Collection: Five Classic Stories (Babar)
The Babar Collection A collection of French illustrated classics, which follow the adventures of Babar the elephant as he becomes king of his people, builds a city, founds a family and even meets Father Christmas. Full description
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Egmont
(first published April 1994)
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Nov 25, 2010 Modboy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Young Anthropologists.
Recommended to Modboy by: Grandma Carol
Beautiful illustrations and hand written text. The stories certainly have moments of excitement but can be quite wordy and a bit stodgy by today's standards. Certainly interesting read from a historical standpoint. My son is only 3.5 and he seemed a little bored by these. I'm not sure many older children will enjoy the slow moving plots unless they plan on becoming anthropologists.
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 ...moreMore about Jean de Brunhoff...
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