The Babar Collection: Five Classic Stories
|Author:||Jean De Brunhoff|
This charming collection of five French illustrated classics follows the adventures of Babar the elephant as he becomes king of his people, builds a city, founds a family and even meets Father Christmas. Tested by difficult trials - from snakes to fire to runaway prams - he always comes out on top, with the help of patience, determination and, on one memorable occasion, a flight of winged elephants. "If you love elephants, you will love Babar and Celeste," writes A. A. Milne in his preface to "The Story of Babar". "And if you have never loved elephants, you will love them now."
Jean de Brunhoff was born in Paris in 1899. His wife used to tell stories about elephants to their children but it was Jean who wrote and illustrated the Babar stories in book form that are known and loved around the world. He died tragically young of tuberculosis in 1937.