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The Rescue of Babar

Brunhoff, Laurent De

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ISBN 10: 067983897X / ISBN 13: 9780679838975
Published by Random House Childrens Books, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Beautiful copy in d/j - as new. Signed by Laurent De Brunhoff on a small bookplate which has been attached opposite the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 004349

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Title: The Rescue of Babar

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: By Author

Edition: First Edition

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When Babar disappears during a fishing trip with his daughter, it is up to Isabelle to find him and rescue him from his kidnappers.

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In this adventure within an adventure, Babar is kidnapped while on a camping trip with his youngest daughter, Isabelle. When the plucky little pachyderm sets off through the woods to find Babar, she meets up with a lion, a monkey and a snake, all of whom offer their services to help locate her missing father. The snake shows them a door hidden in a boulder; it is the entrance to a tunnel that leads to an elaborate city built inside the crater of a volcano. Here--masterfully rendered in de Brunhoff's characteristically lively watercolors that fill the oversized pages--the residents are striped elephants who dress in togas and carry lyres "which they stroked now and then to produce lovely music." In a typically inventive twist, the author has Isabelle buy an ice cream from a vendor for the price of singing a song (she chooses "Happy Birthday"). She then tackles the task at hand, and with great aplomb rescues Babar from his captors. Accompanied by her animal friends, Isabelle and her father make a triumphant return to Celesteville, bringing this particularly charming caper to a festive close. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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