Babar's Museum of Art by Laurent De Brunhoff

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Babar and Celeste turn the Celesteville train station into a museum filled with elephant art inspired by master painters.
 

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Laurent de Brunhoff is the oldest son of Jean and Cecile de Brunhoff. He was born on August 30, 1925. Jean de Brunhoff, his father, began the Babar series of children's books. Laurent has published many more volumes of the tale of Babar. De Brunhoff, who holds both French and American citizenship, was made an Officier de l¿Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a Chevalier of the Légion d¿Honneur. There have been major exhibitions of his work and his father¿s work in 1981 at the Centre Culturel du Marais in Paris, in 1983-84 in the United States (Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Baltimore Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, among others). The work of Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff has also been the subject of books by Anne Hildebrand, Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff: The Legacy of Babar, and by Nicholas Fox Weber, The Art of Babar.
 
Published September 1, 2003 by Harry N. Abrams. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Our ponderous pachyderm friends of Celesteville, King Babar and Queen Celeste, are visited by the Old Lady and her brother Professor Grifaton -- a typical butterfly collector, with his two children Colin and Nadine.

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In his latest naively told, grandly illustrated adventures, King Babar's three children meet Piros and Cardombal, the red-feathered ambassadors of Bird Island, who invite the neatly tailored elephants over for a splendid session of activities and festivities.

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Surely no one but a de Brunhoff could get away with such a plot, but no doubt de Brunhoff will--not only for old acquaintance's sake but, too, for the surprises when it seems all has been resolved: first the rhinos thunder through Celesteville and recapture the Wully-Wully, and then as both sides...

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Echoing recent political change and prescribing more peaceable strategies, Brunhoff adds still another episode to the annals of the popular elephant king.

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That venerable elephant returns in another classically plotless but curiously appealing outing, this time to the new art museum of Celesteville (modeled on the Musée d'Orsay).

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In this whimsical, wry caper, Celeste and Babar decide to transform the abandoned Celesteville train station into a museum displaying the objets d'art they've collected on their travels. Pr

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More Babar Abrams is reissuing a quartet of Babar titles by Laurent de Brunhoff, son of Babar creator Jean de Brunhoff.

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Based on the characters created by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff, the paper-over-board title Babar and the Christmas House features newcomers to the town of Celesteville who decorate their house for Christmas in attention-grabbing ways.

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Babar's Little Girl (1987) begins with the birth of Babar and Celeste's new baby, Isabelle, and follows her through her first big adventure, in which the family thinks she's lost, but Isabelle knows right where she is.

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Two of Laurent de Brunhoff's tales of Babar, originally created by his father, Jean de Brunhoff, are available once more: Babar's Counting Book (1986), in which Babar counts from ""1 big bird"" to 10 storks flying overhead (the penultimate spread extends the fun to 20 elephants);

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In Babar's Book of Color, the hero's children and nephew learn their colors in Babar's studio, mixing paints while making portraits of appropriately hued animals, vegetables and other objects.

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