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The Babar Collection
Author: Jean de Brunhoff

ISBN: 9781405279895
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1 October 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.7 x 1.7
This collection of five classic Babar tales follows the adventures of the world's best-loved elephant as he becomes king, builds a city, meets Father Christmas and has many other exciting adventures.

Jean de Brunhoff's exquisite stories have charmed readers around the world for over 80 years.

About the Author

Jean de Brunhoff is considered to be one of the greatest picture book authors in history. Born in Paris, de Brunhoff was the fourth and last child of a successful publisher. He enjoyed a prestigious education, before joining the French army and fighting on the front lines at the end of the First World War. After the armistice, he decided to become a professional artist and studied painting at the Academie de la Grand Chamiere in Montparnasse.

De Brunhoff's wife Cecile, whom he married in 1924, was a successful pianist, and also contributed to her husband's success by coming up with the original idea for Babar. The couple had three sons (Laurent, 1925), (Mathieu, 1926) and Thierry (1934), and Babar first appeared as an unnamed baby elephan...

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