Babar the King, Paperback Book
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A charming classic picture book following the adventures of Babar the elephant.

This is the story of Babar the Elephant and his travels.

When his mother dies, Babar decides to seek his fortune in the big city.

Becoming king of his people isn't always easy for Babar the elephant, but his patience and determination always help him to win the day.

Jean de Brunhoff's exquisite Babar stories have charmed readers around the world for 80 years, and they are as cherished today as ever in this beautiful gift book format.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, colour artwork illustrations
  • Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
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  • Category: Picture books: character books
  • ISBN: 9781405238199

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This book is about Babar the king. He and his people have built a beautiful city called Cellesteville. Everyone is happy with the kingdom until bad things happen. An old lady gets bit by a snake and Cornelius gets injured in the fire. Babar has a terrible dream of bad things coming, but then good elephants save them with happiness and hope. This story reminds us even in bad times we must remember to have faith and keep up a positive attitude.

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