Search Results: "Jean de Brunhoff"


BOOK REVIEW

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

"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."
A bigger and better Babar than those of recent vintage — and a sure seller for the holiday trade. Read full book review >

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A. B. C. OF BABAR by Jean de Brunhoff
Released: Aug. 21, 1936

"It is to be played in French or English."
There is a "Babar fan" market for this, plus a market for game books of a sort. Read full book review >

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ZEPHIR'S HOLIDAYS by Jean de Brunhoff
Released: Sept. 7, 1937

"Familiar fairy tale pattern, with de Brunhoff's inimitable pictures."
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. Read full book review >

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BABAR THE KING by Jean de Brunhoff
Released: Jan. 1, 1935

"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."
Reprint of Babar's adventures in his beautifully run world sees the building of his city Celesteville. Read full book review >

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THE TRAVELS OF BABAR by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 17, 1934

"Again Merle Haas has made the translation."
The Story of Babar won its way to all hearts. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF BABAR by Jean de Brunhoff
Released: June 15, 1933

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

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BABAR AND HIS CHILDREN by Jean de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 14, 1938

"But of course the pictures are inimitable."
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. Read full book review >

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BABAR'S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 19, 1970

"Otherwise it commends itself chiefly by its existence."
The surprise is to be a statue of Babar carved in a side of the mountain, and the story revolves — monotonously — around keeping it a surprise. Read full book review >

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BABAR AND THE NEW BABY by Laurent de Brunhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A starter set for grown-up Babar fans who want to introduce the classic characters to their children. (Board book. 2-4)"
A simplified and condensed version of Babar's Little Girl (1987), starring Princess Isabelle. Read full book review >

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BABAR ON PARADISE ISLAND by Laurent de Brunhoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Familiarity here breeds contentment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Shipwrecked pachyderms find many pleasures and surprises on a tropical island. Read full book review >

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BABAR'S BATTLE by Laurent de Brunhoff
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Pleasantly predictable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Echoing recent political change and prescribing more peaceable strategies, Brunhoff adds still another episode to the annals of the popular elephant king. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1957

Our ponderous pachyderm friends of Celesteville, King Babar and Queen Celeste, are visited by the Old Lady and her brother Professor Grifaton — a typical butterfly collector, with his two children Colin and Nadine. Read full book review >