The Story of Babar

The Story of Babar

By Jean de Brunhoff; Jean de Brunhoff

Random House Books for Young Readers, Library Binding, 9780394905754, 56pp.

Publication Date: November 1967

The classic first story about literature's most beloved pachyderm. After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. He becomes educated and cultured and, upon his return to the great forest, is crowned King of the Elephants. Translated from Jean de Brunhoff's original French, the adventures of the world's most popular elephant and his friends have enchanted generations. Delightfully amusing illustrations make this short collection of classic Babar tales a book to treasure for children young and old.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Jean De Brunhoff, a French painter, began his stories to accompany drawings he made for his sons. They so loved the stories that their father decided to create an illustrated book about Babar's many adventures. Laurent De Brunhoff, a son of Babar's creator, continued the Babar series with "Babar Comes to America" and "Babar's Birthday, " which are included here.

Praise For The Story of Babar

"With many absurd and funny pictures, these tales of the popular elephant furnish hours of enjoyment to the young person."--Elementary English