December 9, 2013

jean deBrunhoff

Once upon a time in France there lived a family. On a special night in 1930, the Mama, Cecile, made up a bedtime story for her boys about a little elephant. The boys were enchanted and went to their Papa, Jean, who was an artist, and begged him to make pictures for the story. Papa Jean, who was born on this date in 1899, readily agreed and produced an illustrated book of the story. The little elephant’s name? Why, it was Babar.

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