The Story of Babar (Babar Series) (Hardcover)

By Jean De Brunhoff

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780394805757, 56pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 1937

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (11/12/1967)

List Price: 18.99*
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The classic story of literature’s most beloved elephant. 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. Later, with cousins Celeste and Arthur, he returns to the great forest to be crowned King of the Elephants. With the original illustrations from Jean de Brunhoff's 1931 classic, this first Babar story has enchanted generations.

About the Author

Jean de Brunhoff (1899–1937) was a writer and illustrator. Initially, he and his wife Cécile created the Babar series for their children. Brunhoff was born in Paris.

Praise For The Story of Babar (Babar Series)

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