The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant by de Brunhoff, Jean

The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant

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The classic story of literature's most beloved elephant. After his mother is killed by a hunter, Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady. Later, with cousins Celeste and Arthur, he returns to the great forest to be crowned King of the Elephants. With the original illustrations from Jean de Brunhoff's 1931 classic, this first Babar story has enchanted generations.

Author: Jean de Brunhoff
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: 09/12/1937
Pages: 56
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 11.10h x 8.30w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780394805757
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.9
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 34898 / Story of Babar


Review Citation(s):
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2002 pg. 30 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2003 pg. 30 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Entertainment Weekly 11/14/2014 pg. 110

About the Author
Jean de Brunhoff (1899-1937) was a writer and illustrator. Initially, he and his wife Cécile created the Babar series for their children. Brunhoff was born in Paris.