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Jean And Laurent De Brunhoff

Author : Ann Meinzen Hildebrand
ISBN : UOM:39015025380141
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In 1931 Jean de Brunhoff introduced French children to a little elephant by the name of Babar, a gentle, charming character whose journey from orphaned forest dweller to dapper, convivial sophisticate is chronicled in L'Histoire de Babar, the first in a series of stories that has captivated children the world over. In this book and the six that followed, de Brunhoff created an idyllic world in which Babar, wearing spats and driving a little red convertible, marries, has children, travels extensively, and is eventually crowned king of the elephants, all the while espousing a quintessentially French ideal--bonheur--and placing a high premium on family affection, discipline, and benevolence. Laurent de Brunhoff finished some of the manuscripts left incomplete on his father's death in 1937 and then wrote Babar stories of his own, continuing a storytelling legacy in which the perplexities of modern living are always reconciled with traditional values. The rendering of situations in which aplomb and elegance occur simultaneously with action and adventure is the hallmark of the de Brunhoffs' illustrations, so distinct with their bold lines and primary colors. In her unique study of the Babar milieu, Ann Meinzen Hildebrand looks at the de Brunhoffs' complete works, analyzing the thematic development of the stories and commenting on the essential role of the illustrations. Acknowledging the differences between the work of father and son, Hildebrand attributes the series' continuing popularity to the way in which both artists have created an elephant cosmos that is a mirror of real and ideal life. She shows how de Brunhoff pere et fils have eschewed simple "animal fantasy" for fascinating characters who respond to everyday situations, both tragic and frivolous, thoughtfully and act on the principles of perseverance, patience, hope, and courage. Hildebrand's comprehensive study establishes the genius of the de Brunhoffs and explains how one kindly, nondidactic elephant in a derby hat has become such a socializing force for young readers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Classic Tales Of Babar

Author : Jean de Brunhoff
ISBN : 1405264209
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Features two stories starring Babar the elephant, including "Babar the King," in which King Babar and Queen Celeste plan a model city and live happily with their friends and subjects in the country of elephants.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Bonjour Babar

Author : Jean de Brunhoff
ISBN : 9780375810602
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Six tales chronicling the life and adventures of Babar the elephant including "The story of Babar," "The travels of Babar," "Babar the king," "Babar and Zephir," "Babar and his children," and "Babar and Father Christmas."
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Babar And Father Christmas

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ISBN : 0375814442
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Babar, the King of the Elephants, sets out to find Father Christmas and bring him back to visit the children of the Elephants' country.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Merriam Webster S Encyclopedia Of Literature

Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
ISBN : 0877790426
Genre : Reference
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"A rich source of information about the world's finest literature. Over 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations covering authors, works, and literary terms and topics from all eras and all parts of the world. Includes pronunciations."
Category: Reference

The Essential Guide To Children S Books And Their Creators

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ISBN : 0547348894
Genre : Reference
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Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.
Category: Reference

Babar Professr Nu Ed

Author : Laurent de Brunhoff
ISBN : 0394805909
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Babar the elephant and his family are visited by Professor Grifaton. Together they plan and build an excursion boat to take the elephants up river.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Children S Books And Their Creators

Author : Anita Silvey
ISBN : 0395653800
Genre : Reference
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Features autobiographical vignettes by popular children's authors and offers more than eight hundred short articles covering every aspect of children's books, their themes, and their creators
Category: Reference