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The Story of Babar: The classic tale of an adventurous elephant that has enchanted generations of readers!

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Nevertheless, the Babar books have been translated into many languages, and their characters and charming drawings have remained popular throughout the world. His stories have followed the king of the elephants as he builds a city, founds a family and even meets Father Christmas. Additionally, the city is portrayed as being European while the elephant homeland is in Africa, so there is a colonialist theme running throughout the book.

A very fine copy in very fine dust jacket and with poster attached to rear pastedown and laid in promotional postcard. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs, nearly two hundred full-color drawings from the original books, plus full-color front and rear endpaper drawings. When this book was released in 1949 some of the pictures of the natives were thought to be RACIST so there was quite a flap about it. To access your ebook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose. The story starts off quite sad but, as always, Babar's circumstances improve and everything ends very happily.To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The son of a publisher, Jean de Brunhoff was born into a world of books, but before following in his father’s footsteps he briefly fought on the front at the end of World War One. Many people did not notice the 10 year gap, as Laurent also showed exceptional talent in drawing elephants. After his death, Hachette bought the printing and publishing rights to the Babar series, and ten years later Jean's eldst son, Laurent, took on his late father's role of writing and illustrating the series.

Interior unmarked with only very very slight soiling, A few pages beginning to split, lacking the elusive rare envelope-style dustjacket.By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

Although “tribal” art is in no way childlike, French artists, wrongly but fruitfully, saw it that way. Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.And the dream of the desert as an enchanted place, which takes such powerful form in Rousseau’s matchless “Sleeping Gypsy,” as in de Brunhoff’s unforgettable nocturne of Babar and his bride, connects the two.

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