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Title:
Babar's little girl
Author:
Brunhoff, Laurent de, 1925-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Summary:
The arrival of new baby Isabelle creates much excitement in Babar's family, particularly after she learns to walk and gets lost in the mountains.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 57756.
ISBN:
9780810957039
Format :
Book

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Summary

Babar and Celeste have a new little girl, Isabelle. One day she wanders off to look for Boover and Picardee, friends of the family. The three have a lovely day, playing, singing, and snacking. But back at home everyone is in panic - Isabelle is lost.


Author Notes

Laurent de Brunhoff is the oldest son of Jean and Cecile de Brunhoff. He was born on August 30, 1925. Jean de Brunhoff, his father, began the Babar series of children's books. Laurent has published many more volumes of the tale of Babar. De Brunhoff, who holds both French and American citizenship, was made an Officier de l¿Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a Chevalier of the Légion d¿Honneur.

There have been major exhibitions of his work and his father¿s work in 1981 at the Centre Culturel du Marais in Paris, in 1983-84 in the United States (Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Baltimore Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, among others). The work of Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff has also been the subject of books by Anne Hildebrand, Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff: The Legacy of Babar, and by Nicholas Fox Weber, The Art of Babar.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 4-7. There is a new addition to Babar's genteel family; this engaging story introduces Isabelle, an ``amazing baby'' who matures into an independent and intrepid little girl. After recording Isabelle's birth and infancy, the story gets down to its main thrust Isabelle's adventures when she is separated from her family while on a hike in the country. Wandering through the hills, she comes upon a house inhabited by two gentlemen, who invite her in to play. They pass a fine afternoon until Isabelle hears on the television that there is an alert out as to her whereabouts. Hang gliding over hilly terrain, Isabelle's two new friends speed her home, where she's warmly welcomed by her family. While the book's pink covers cater to stereotypical pink-is-for-girls-blue-is-for-boys thinking, little Isabelle is certainly no shrinking violet; her manner and adventures place her squarely in the active heroine mold, and she breathes a bit of fresh air into the studied propriety that is so much a part of Babar's world. DMW. Elephants Fiction / Babies Fiction / Lost children Fiction [CIP] 86-42962


Publisher's Weekly Review

Beloved King Babar and his Queen Celeste have a new addition to the familylittle Isabelle. This is her story, an account of her birth, cradle days, sitting-at-the-dining-table days, walking days, skating days and then running away. She wanders to Blue Valley, crosses the river to the house on the hill where she is welcomed by two gentleman, Boover and Picardee. But after Isabelle sees her father Babar on TV, pleading for her to come back home, her friends fly her home in their hang gliders. This is like any family storyof more interest to surrounding relatives than the world at large. But some readers will want to meet Isabelle and renew friendship with characters from the other, better Babar stories. Ages 48. (April) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K In recognizable de Brunhoff style, the story of Celeste and Babar's new baby ``girl'' is told in a leisurely and understated manner, typical of tales spun for sleepy children in the nursery. The plot develops slowly, winding through Isabelle's birth, first steps, birthday party, and moves, finally, into an adventure. Isabelle wanders away and ends up in the home of eccentric characters Boover and Picardee for an afternoon of yoga, poker, jazz, and a delightful return flight via hang glider. Children may identify with the exasperation Isabelle's brothers and sister feel in dealing with a new and daring sibling, and may learn something about not wandering off, but there is little else to excite children who aren't already fans of Babar and his family. Lee Bock, Brown County Public Libraries, Green Bay, Wis. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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