Art: Babar

The death in Switzerland last October of a pleasant Parisian gentleman named Jean de Brunhoff ended the adventures of one of the world's most endearing elephants. Jean de Brunhoff was the creator of Babar, the elephant whose life and high times he illustrated in a series of picture books read by children the world over. Babar, his Queen Celeste, his kindly adviser Cornelius, his mischievous little cousin Arthur and his friend the Old Lady, were all invented during bed-time stories told by Artist de Brunhoff to his three little boys. Between 1932 and...

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