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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4.07 avg rating — 57,762 ratings — published 1931 — 74 editions
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Babar the King (Babar, #3)

4.18 avg rating — 15,732 ratings — published 1933 — 35 editions
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The Travels of Babar (Babar...

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4.08 avg rating — 2,250 ratings — published 1931 — 42 editions
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Babar and His Children

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4.03 avg rating — 2,149 ratings — published 1938 — 10 editions
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Bonjour, Babar!: The Six Un...

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4.29 avg rating — 803 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Babar and Father Christmas

3.99 avg rating — 719 ratings — published 1940 — 37 editions
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Babar and Zephir

3.97 avg rating — 317 ratings — published 1936 — 13 editions
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Babar's Anniversary Album: ...

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4.24 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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The Adventures of Babar

4.06 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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The Babar Collection: Five ...

4.28 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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The Story of Babar The Travels of Babar Babar the King ABC De Babar Babar and Zephir Babar and His Children Babar and Father Christmas
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