Here is the story behind Babar the Elephant, created in 1931, and his creators, Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff. The author has worked with Laurent to reconstruct the genesis of Babar and his shy queen, Celeste, and to explore the themes that have made the Babar books so enduringly successful.

Art of Babar 1995, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780810926240

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