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Jean de Brunhoff
Birth date: December 09, 1899
Died: October 16, 1937
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I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it 5 years ago
As a child, I did not get to read any of the Babar books. I mostly read a bunch of Clifford and Dr. Seuss when I was younger so when I saw the original at the library a while back, I decided to give it a try. And I found that it's a pretty nice story. The book follows the life of Babar. From the t...
Heidi Hart
Heidi Hart rated it 7 years ago
My kids got this book as a hand-me-down from someone (the inscription on the cover is "To Ben, Christmas 1974," but we don't have any Ben's in the immediate family), and lately my three-year-old has been requesting it almost every night. Frankly, as with many French things, I don't see the appeal. ...
Ceridwen rated it 12 years ago
Recently, my family rented a cabin for a week. Now, most cabins have a collection of books that the owners leave around, and it's usually along the lines of a swap shelf with a bunch of thrillers, romance novels, and the lesser known works of 70s scifi authors. This cabin was notable in the quality ...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it 13 years ago
I didn't enjoy this very much at all. It was tedious and rambling and random. I honestly couldn't wait to be done reading it. The first Babar book has some charm and novelty. With this second book in the series the novelty of a walking/talking/civilized elephant was completely gone. And now I d...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it 13 years ago
What a very odd story! On one hand this is a very silly story about an elephant who gains some sophistication in the big city returning to rule and civilize his old herd. I think that is all children see. But on the other hand there are some disturbing elements - death, violence and colonial atti...
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