The Resource The story of Babar : the little elephant, Jean de Brunhoff ; translated from the French by Merle S. Haas

The story of Babar : the little elephant, Jean de Brunhoff ; translated from the French by Merle S. Haas

Label
The story of Babar : the little elephant
Title
The story of Babar
Title remainder
the little elephant
Statement of responsibility
Jean de Brunhoff ; translated from the French by Merle S. Haas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
An orphaned baby elephant goes to live in the city with an old lady who gives him everything he wants, but eventually returns to the forest where he is crowned king of the elephants
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1899-1937
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Brunhoff, Jean de
Dewey number
823
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PZ10.3
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
3.9
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Random House (Firm)
Series statement
Dandelion library
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elephants
  • Elephants
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The story of Babar : the little elephant, Jean de Brunhoff ; translated from the French by Merle S. Haas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Jean de Brunhoff (9 December 1899 16 October 1937) was a French writer and illustrator remembered for creating the Babar books, the first of which appeared in 1931. The Babar books began as a bedtime story that Cécile de Brunhoff invented for their children, Mathieu and Laurent, when they were four and five years old, respectively. She was trying to comfort Mathieu, who was sick. The boys liked the story of the little elephant who left the jungle for a city resembling Paris so much that they took it to their father, a painter, and asked him to illustrate it. He turned it into a picture book, with text, which was published by a family-run publishing house, Le Jardin des Modes. Originally, it was planned that the book's title page would describe the story as told by Jean and Cécile de Brunhoff. However, she had her name removed. Due to the role she played in the genesis of the Babar story, many sources continue to refer to her as the creator of the Babar story. After the first book Histoire de Babar (The Story of Babar), six more titles followed before Jean de Brunhoff died of tuberculosis at the age of 37. After Jean's death, his brother Michel de Brunhoff, who was the editor of French Vogue, oversaw the publication in book form of Jean's two last books, Babar and His Children and Babar and Father Christmas, both of which had been drawn in black and white for a British newspaper, The Daily Sketch. Michel de Brunhoff arranged for the black and white drawings to be painted in color, drafting the then-thirteen-year-old Laurent to do some of the work. The French publishing house Hachette later bought the rights to the Babar series. The first seven Babar albums were reprinted with millions of copies sold around the world
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00190928
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
47 pages
Isbn
9780394805757
Lccn
a 63005119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)190928
Label
The story of Babar : the little elephant, Jean de Brunhoff ; translated from the French by Merle S. Haas
Publication
Copyright
Note
Jean de Brunhoff (9 December 1899 16 October 1937) was a French writer and illustrator remembered for creating the Babar books, the first of which appeared in 1931. The Babar books began as a bedtime story that Cécile de Brunhoff invented for their children, Mathieu and Laurent, when they were four and five years old, respectively. She was trying to comfort Mathieu, who was sick. The boys liked the story of the little elephant who left the jungle for a city resembling Paris so much that they took it to their father, a painter, and asked him to illustrate it. He turned it into a picture book, with text, which was published by a family-run publishing house, Le Jardin des Modes. Originally, it was planned that the book's title page would describe the story as told by Jean and Cécile de Brunhoff. However, she had her name removed. Due to the role she played in the genesis of the Babar story, many sources continue to refer to her as the creator of the Babar story. After the first book Histoire de Babar (The Story of Babar), six more titles followed before Jean de Brunhoff died of tuberculosis at the age of 37. After Jean's death, his brother Michel de Brunhoff, who was the editor of French Vogue, oversaw the publication in book form of Jean's two last books, Babar and His Children and Babar and Father Christmas, both of which had been drawn in black and white for a British newspaper, The Daily Sketch. Michel de Brunhoff arranged for the black and white drawings to be painted in color, drafting the then-thirteen-year-old Laurent to do some of the work. The French publishing house Hachette later bought the rights to the Babar series. The first seven Babar albums were reprinted with millions of copies sold around the world
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00190928
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
47 pages
Isbn
9780394805757
Lccn
a 63005119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)190928

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