The Story of Babar
The classic first story about literature’s most beloved pachyderm. After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. He becomes educated and cultured and, upon his return to the great forest, is crowned King of the... show more
The classic first story about literature’s most beloved pachyderm. After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. He becomes educated and cultured and, upon his return to the great forest, is crowned King of the Elephants. Translated from Jean de Brunhoff's original French, the adventures of the world's most popular elephant and his friends have enchanted an three generations. Delightfully amusing illustrations make this short collection of classic Babar tales a book to treasure for children young and old.
Pages no: 56
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, 20th Century
, Picture Books
Series: Babar (#1)
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...
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. ...
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 ...
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...
This first book of the Babar series explains how Babar came to live in a town with people and how he comes to be who he is in all subsequent tales. This one never grows old especially now with the sad demise of the elephant herds.