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"After Babar's mother was killed by the hunter, he went to the big city." -- Jean De Brunhoff
Jean de Brunhoff (December 9, 1899 – October 16, 1937) was a French writer and illustrator known for co-creating Babar, which first appeared in 1931. The stories were originally told to their second son, Mathieu, when he was sick, by his wife Cecile de Brunhoff. After its first appearance, six more titles followed, authored by Jean de Brunhoff.

He was the fourth and last child of Maurice de Brunhoff, a successful publisher, and his wife Marguerite. He attended Protestant schools, including the prestigious L'Ecole Alsacienne. Brunhoff joined the army and reached the front lines when World War I was almost over. Afterwards, he decided to be a professional artist and studied painting at Academie de la Grand Chamiere. Cecile was a talented pianist from a Catholic family, and they married in 1924.

Brunhoff died of tuberculosis at the age of 37. After his death, Hachette bought the printing and publishing rights to the Babar series, and Jean's son, Laurent de Brunhoff, took on his late father's role of illustrating the books. The first seven Babar albums were reprinted and millions of copies were sold all around the world, but they were all abridged; they had 30 pages instead of the original 48.

The Babar books are thought to be a way for Brunhoff to share himself with his family. Ten years later, his eldest son Laurent revived the series. Many people did not notice the 10 year gap, as Laurent also showed exceptional talent in drawing elephants.

De Brunhoff and his wife are buried in the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris.

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Total Books: 230
The Babar Collection Five Classic Stories
2017 - The Babar Collection Five Classic Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781405279895
ISBN-10: 1405279893
Genre: Children's Books

Classic Tales of Babar
2012 - Classic Tales of Babar (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781405264204
ISBN-10: 1405264209
Genre: Children's Books

Babar et Le Pere Noel
2012 - Babar Et Le Pere Noel [Babar and Santa Claus - Lutin poche - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9782211094900
ISBN-10: 2211094902
Genres: Children's Books, Reference

Babar et Le pere Noel  Babar and Father Christmas
2010 - Babar Et Le Pere Noel Babar and Father Christmas [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780686541240
ISBN-10: 0686541243
Genres: Children's Books, Reference

The Story of Babar
2008 - The Story of Babar (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781405238182
ISBN-10: 1405238186

Babar the King
2008 - Babar the King (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781405238199
ISBN-10: 1405238194

Babar's Travels
2008 - Babar's Travels (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781405238205
ISBN-10: 1405238208

Babar at Home
2008 - Babar at Home (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781405238212
ISBN-10: 1405238216
Genre: Children's Books

Babar and Father Christmas
2008 - Babar and Father Christmas (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781405238229
ISBN-10: 1405238224
Genre: Children's Books

Musical Tales for Children
2007 - Musical Tales for Children (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781904883142
ISBN-10: 1904883141

ABC de Babar
2006 - Abc De Babar (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780686541202
ISBN-10: 0686541200
Genre: Children's Books

The Emperor's New Clothes
2004 - The Emperor's New Clothes (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781904883050
ISBN-10: 1904883052

Babar le Yoga des Elephants
2004 - Babar Le Yoga Des Elephants [French Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780320070563
ISBN-10: 0320070565
Genre: Children's Books

Babar und der Weihnachtsmann
2003 - Babar Und Der Weihnachtsmann (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783257007299
ISBN-10: 3257007299

Babar and Zephir
2002 - Babar and Zephir [The Babar Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394805795
ISBN-10: 0394805798
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Travels of Babar
2002 - The Travels of Babar (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394905761
ISBN-10: 0394905768
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Babar and His Children
2002 - Babar and His Children [Babar Books Random House] (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394905778
ISBN-10: 0394905776
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Babar Audio Collection
2001 - Babar Audio Collection (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780694524327
ISBN-10: 0694524328
Genre: Children's Books

Bonjour Babar  The Six Unabridged Classics by the Creator of Babar
2000 - Bonjour Babar the Six Unabridged Classics By the Creator of Babar (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780375810602
ISBN-10: 0375810609
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Le livre d'images de Babar
2000 - Le Livre D'images De Babar (Other)
ISBN-13: 9782012240520
ISBN-10: 2012240526

Les sports
1999 - Les Sports (Other)
ISBN-13: 9782012239890
ISBN-10: 2012239897

1999 - Les Mtiers (Other)
1999 - Les Ftes (Other)
1998 - Familie Babar [German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
1998 - L'ecole (Other)
1998 - A La Maison (Other)
1993 - Babar Read and Colour [Read and Colour] (Paperback)
1991 - Story of Babar-mini Ed [Miniature Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1990 - Babar Et La Baleine [French] (Paperback)
1977 - Story of Babar [A Methuen picture paperback] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1976 - Le Roi Babar [French Edition] (Hardcover)
1970 - Babar's Kingdom [Little Babar books] (Hardcover)
1970 - Babar and the Crocodile [Little Babar Books 10] (Hardcover)Paperback
Babar's Childhood [Little Babar books] (Hardcover)
Babar's Coronation [Little Babar books] (Hardcover)
Babar's Balloon Trip [Little Babar books] (Hardcover)
Babar at the Circus [Little Babar books] (Hardcover)
Babar Poster Book [Babar Books] (Other)
Happy Birthday Babar [Babar Bath Books] (Other)
Au Royaume De Babar [French Edition] (Hardcover)
Babar Books [Spanish Version - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Babar Aux Sports D'hiver [Gentil coquelicot - French Edition] (Hardcover)
Konig Babar [German Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
Rey Babar [Babar the King] (Paperback)