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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The Story of Babar (Babar, #1)

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Babar the King

4.18 avg rating — 15,695 ratings — published 1933 — 34 editions
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The Travels of Babar

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4.08 avg rating — 2,204 ratings — published 1931 — 28 editions
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Babar and His Children

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4.04 avg rating — 2,107 ratings — published 1938 — 7 editions
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Bonjour, Babar!: The Six Un...

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Babar and Father Christmas

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Babar and Zephir

3.96 avg rating — 303 ratings — published 1936 — 9 editions
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Babar's Anniversary Album: ...

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Babar. Todas las historias

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The Babar Collection: Five ...

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