Tells the story of Babar the Elephant and his travels. When his mother dies, Babar decides to seek his fortune in the big city.
Jean de Brunhoff was born in Paris in 1899. His wife used to tell stories about elephants to their children but it was Jean who wrote and illustrated the Babar stories in book form that are known and loved around the world. He died tragically young of tuberculosis in 1937.