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Le voyage de Babar (French)

Le voyage de Babar (French)

  • $ 1595


by Jean de Brunhoff

Babar and Queen Celeste have just been married in this early story from the most famous of elephantine chronicles. They depart for their honeymoon in a hot-air balloon, and at first all seems wonderful as they glide over a charming coastal town that might be St. Tropez before the advent of tourism. Alas, a storm takes them out to sea and then dumps them on a desert island. The fierce, spear-carrying "savages" who subsequently attack them will remind you that this book was written and illustrated in 1934: they are as far from politically correct as you can get. And the war between the elephants and the rhinoceroses, which ends the story, is also problematic for a modern audience. But the travels and adventures in between show all the excitement and charm that has made the Babar series an enduring hit.

This is vintage de Brunhoff--a must for Babar fans and a story sure to charm and engage young readers.

Ages 2-6; 56 Pages; Paperback

Tags: 4 Ages 1 - 4 , Ages 5 - 8 , Books , French , languages


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