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Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant by…

Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant (original 1931; edition 1999)

by Jean de Brunhoff (Auteur)

Series: Babar (1)

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An orphaned baby elephant goes to live in the city with an old lady who gives him everything he wants, but he eventually returns to the forest where he is crowned king of the elephants.
Title:Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant
Authors:Jean de Brunhoff (Auteur)
Info:L'Ecole des loisirs (1999), 57 pages
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The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff (1931)


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Odd little childrens book. A minor quibble, elephants live in a matriarchy, so not only is this not educational its actively uneducational :P .
I'm sure there must be some other versions of this book but the one i read had hand-written text!, and in cursive! Even i had issues deciphering a word here or there but i can only imagine the horror on a child's face if they were handed this :lol. And their growing horror if they actually managed to figure out what it says ;) .

There are several dark moments in this which are not well dealt with to say the least. Also Babar is elected King rather than inheriting it, which seems a nice change... until you find out why he in particular is elected. Part of me wants to think it's a biting satire on elections but i suspect not :lol.

The art's still nice though :) . ( )
  wreade1872 | Nov 28, 2021 |
J’ai besoin de practiquer français et ce livre est parfait! ( )
  chrisvia | Apr 29, 2021 |
I was never a particular fan of Babar. I have a feeling I'd appreciate it more as an adult.
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
Printed in blue, incl. illustrations and text. ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 20, 2020 |
A book I quite liked as a kid, but it's becoming very dated, and it does not handle death or the matriarchy of elephants well at all. The older this book gets, the more it becomes one of those tucked away hidden from sight books that might just need to become a memory, certainly not for reading to kids at bed time, you'll be explaining some fairly mature topics with them until they get tired, if you try. ( )
  Yolken | Nov 6, 2019 |
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Mitten im Urwald ist ein kleiner Elefant auf die Welt gekommen.
In the great forest a little elephant is born.
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