Books by Jean de Brunhoff

BABAR AND FATHER CHRISTMAS by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 1940

A bigger and better Babar than those of recent vintage — and a sure seller for the holiday trade. Tells the story of how Babar discovered that the elephant children wanted a visit from Santa Claus, of how he sets about finding him, and of how he brings him to elephant land. Read full book review >
BABAR AND HIS CHILDREN by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 1938

I suppose all Babar books sell, but personally I am getting a bit bored with the lenghts to which DeBrunhoff goes to make a story. This is the least good — it creaks at all its joints. But of course the pictures are inimitable. Read full book review >
ZEPHIR'S HOLIDAYS by Jean de Brunhoff
Released: Sept. 7, 1937

It's monkeys this time, instead of elephants — and a gay adventure story in which a young monkey sets out to find the stolen princess of his tribe. A mermaid whom he had befriended comes to the rescue. Familiar fairy tale pattern, with de Brunhoff's inimitable pictures. Read full book review >
A. B. C. OF BABAR by Jean de Brunhoff
Released: Aug. 21, 1936

There is a "Babar fan" market for this, plus a market for game books of a sort. An A B C book with Babar characters and incidents jumbled together, a word game based on pictures and letters, and at the back a sort of glossary. It is to be played in French or English. Read full book review >
BABAR THE KING by Jean de Brunhoff
Released: Jan. 1, 1935

Reprint of Babar's adventures in his beautifully run world sees the building of his city Celesteville. With materials he had sent back via safari after his trip out in the big world, Babar and the elephants build a model city, celebrate its founding with a big parade. Read full book review >
THE TRAVELS OF BABAR by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 17, 1934

The Story of Babar won its way to all hearts. Now, under increasingly trying conditions, he and Celeste have an adventurous honeymoon and see the world and return to do their share in winning the war against the Rhinoceroses. Again Merle Haas has made the translation. Read full book review >
THE STORY OF BABAR by Jean de Brunhoff
Released: June 15, 1933

Published in France last year and imported with great success. Now available with English text. An utterly enchanting picture book about an elephant. Read full book review >