Sadly, de Brunhoff soon discovered that he had tuberculosis, which obliged him to spend a lot of his time in a Swiss sanatorium. Yet he managed to produce a total of seven Babar books before his death at the age of 37. Since then, millions and millions of Babar books have been sold all around the world.
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Babar the Elephant is a fictional elephant character who first appeared in 1931 in the French children's book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff. The book is based on a tale that Brunhoff's wife, Cécile, had invented for their children. It tells of a young elephant, named Babar, whose mother is killed by a hunter. Babar escapes, and in the process leaves the jungle, visits a big city, and returns to bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants
One of Jean de Brunhoff's five original Babar stories, Babar and His. Start by marking Babar at Home as Want to Read
One of Jean de Brunhoff's five original Babar stories, Babar and His. Start by marking Babar at Home as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.
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A charming classic picture book following the adventures of Babar the elephant. Becoming king of his people isn't always easy for Babar the elephant. There are close encounters with snakes, fires and even runaway prams, but his patience and determination always help him to win the day. Jean de Brunhoff's exquisite Babar stories have charmed readers around the world for 80 years, and they are as cherished today as ever in this beautiful gift book format.
Jean de Brunhoff (9 December 1899 – 16 October 1937) was a French writer and illustrator remembered best for creating the Babar series of children's books concerning a fictional elephant.
Jean de Brunhoff (9 December 1899 – 16 October 1937) was a French writer and illustrator remembered best for creating the Babar series of children's books concerning a fictional elephant, the first of which was published during 1931. De Brunhoff was the fourth and youngest child of Maurice de Brunhoff, a publisher, and his wife Marguerite. He attended Protestant schools, including the prestigious École Alsacienne.