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The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff

The Story of Babar

by Jean de Brunhoff

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Series: Babar (1)

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Summary: Babar was an elephant born in jungle. His mother was shot by a hunter. Then he run away and arrived a town where he met a old lady. The old lady looked after him like her own child. He worn beautiful clothe and ate wonderful food in the old lady's house until his cousins came and found him. He decided to go back to the jungle. When he was back there, he became the elephant king and got married with his cousin.
Genre: Fantasy
The elephant dressed like a human and walked and talked.
Use: 1. the elephant changed his clothes frequently. We can tell students to draw their beautiful clothes for the elephant which develop their imagination and interest in art.
2. At the end of the story, the elephant couple began their honeymoon. But the author didn't describe many about it. Students can continue the elephant's story by writing their new story.
Media: ink and pen ( )
  Aliceyeol | Mar 4, 2016 |
C'est un livre pour les enfant, pourtant l'histoire est très simple mais, c'est un bon livre pour qui est en train d'apprendre le français comme moi. ( )
  Glaucialm | Feb 18, 2016 |
This is a classic children's book that is about an elephant who got lost from his parents and then was adopted by an old woman. Babar was a very smart elephant and was sharply dressed. He ends up becoming king of the elephants and defeats the rhinos. This is a great read aloud book for grades K-2. ( )
  Ryanscheafer | Dec 20, 2015 |
This book starts off with a little elephant who after seeing his mother dies, flees to the city to escape capture. When in the city, Babar meets a nice old lady who cares for him and helps him adjust to the city lifestyle.
  laurenmaune | Dec 6, 2015 |
This book talks about an elephant who witnesses his mothers death then goes to the city and gets taken in by an old lady who houses him and takes him in as her own. He then becomes part of the modern world. His cousins search to find him and he goes back to the land with them. His cousins get married and become king and queen. This book has so many wrong and inappropriate aspects to it. I do not recommend reading this in the classroom. ( )
  mholtan | Dec 3, 2015 |
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Haas, Merle S.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Mitten im Urwald ist ein kleiner Elefant auf die Welt gekommen.
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The Story of Babar--the early adventures of the enduring, endearing elephant--was written in 1931 by French writer Jean de Brunhoff (1899-1937). Since then, it has been translated into at least 12 languages. It's amazing how much can happen to one little elephant in the course of one little book: Babar loses his mother to a hunter, wanders into the city, gets a new wardrobe, becomes the hit of high society, marries his cousin Céleste (totally acceptable in contemporary Elephantine society), and is crowned King of the Elephants.

The Story of Babar is essentially the tale of a country boy who comes to the city and, while there, comes of age. In the end, he returns home to share his knowledge and experiences with family and friends. The beautiful, delightfully detailed illustrations--de Brunhoff was a painter by trade--never fail to amuse. (Although none of the characters seem to notice, the sight of Babar in a suit leaning against the mantel while he regales his audience with tales of the jungle is plainly hilarious.) All of the Babar books are notable for their ability to tell larger stories with simplicity and style, and The Story of Babar is no exception. Potentially troubling moments--the death of Babar's mother, for example--are handled with taste, emphasizing Babar's unique gift for uncovering a silver lining in the most persistent of clouds. (Ages 4 to 8, though the cursive writing makes it best for reading aloud.)

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When his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar the baby elephant must learn to fend for himself.

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