1941 FIRST EDITION French Book - BABAR et le Pere Noel (Babar & Father Christmas) by Jean de Brunhoff.
Author: Jean de Brunhoff.
Title: BABAR et le Pere Noel.
Publisher: New Yok, Random House, Inc. 1941. First French Edition printed in New York while the WWII was raging in France.
Language: Text in French.
Size: Large 14.5 "X 10. ".
Pages: 40 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original publisher's quarter cloth illustrated binding with pictorial boards (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn - as shown ) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, part of the original dust jacket freely insert on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the wonderful color illustrations by Jean de Brunhoff.
The book: Attractive and rare FIRST French EDITION of Babar & Father Christmas. BABAR is an elephant character who first appeared here, in 1931, in the French children's book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff. In this particular story, Arthur, Pom, Flora, and Alexander, the royal elephant children, together with their monkey pal, Zephir, write Father Christmas a wish list letter and are disappointed when they don't get a reply. This ultimately leads to Babar's realization that the Elephants' Country needs to be included in Santa's regular route, so he goes to heroic lengths to make his children's' wishes come true. Babar and Father Christmas become fast friends and Father Christmas even gets to take a much-needed rest in the tropical climate of Babar's country.
The author and illustrator: Jean de Brunhoff (9 December 1899 – 16 October 1937) was a French writer and illustrator remembered best for creating the Babar series of children's books concerning a fictional elephant, the first of which was published in 1931.
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