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Title:
Babar and his children
Author:
Brunhoff, Jean de, 1899-1937., author.
Uniform Title:
Babar en famille. English
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [1966]

©1966
Physical Description:
40 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
With the birth of triplets, King Babar and Queen Celeste experience the pleasures and pains of parenthood.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.0 0.5 108347.
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ISBN:
9780394805771
Format :
Book

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Such joy in Celesteville! Babar and Celeste have had triplets. The smallest, Alexander, has a knack for getting into predicaments. Between getting stuck in the treetops and being chased by a crocodile, he certainly keeps Babar on his toes, but the king readily admits, "Truly it is not easy to bring up a family, but how nice the babies are!" The fifth Babar story is a wonderful and heartwarming salute to parenthood which every Mom and Dad will appreciate.


Author Notes

Jean de Brunhoff 1899 - 1937 Jean de Brunhoff (born December 9, 1899) was a French writer and illustrator known for creating the Babar books, the first of which appeared in 1931. He was the fourth and youngest child of Maurice de Brunhoff, a publisher.

After the first book Histoire de Babar (The Story of Babar), six more titles followed before Jean de Brunhoff died of tuberculosis at the age of 37. He was buried in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Many people credit Jean's wife, Cécile de Brunhoff, as the real creator of Babar.

After Jean's death, his brother Michel de Brunhoff, who was the editor of French Vogue, oversaw the publication in book form of his two last books, Babar and His Children and Babar and Father Christmas. The Babar series continues to be an international bestseller. Babar the elephant is an iconic character who has also been paid tribute by many museums worldwide.

(Bowker Author Biography)