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Story of Babar 2ed

by Jean de Brunhoff Bodleian Children's Books
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Hbk 48 pages
AU$27.99 NZ$28.69
Product Status: Not Yet Published - See Pub Date for expected date
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Babar the elephant’s happy days in the forest are shattered when a wicked huntsman shoots his mother. Scared and sad, Babar runs away to the city. Here he meets the Old Lady who buys him a red car and a green suit and a professor who gives him lessons. But although he enjoys telling his new friends about life in the great forest, he misses his mother, and the monkeys, so when he finds his elephant cousins, who have come to the city on their own adventure, he drives them back to their homeland. There he is crowned King of the Elephants and his cousin Celeste becomes queen.   


The adventures of Babar the little elephant have delighted generations of children ever since his first appearance in 1931. This classic children’s story, the first in the Babar series, is reissued as a beautiful gift edition. It is perfect for rediscovering this charming story and its perennially popular characters.


Jean de Brunhoff was a French artist and illustrator who wrote seven books in the Babar the Elephant series. His work had a major influence on the development of the picture book.