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Babar's Museum of Artby Laurent De Brunhoff
Synopses & Reviews
Babar and his family are thrilled that Celesteville is hosting the Games! This is their chance to see the best athletes from all over the world compete and to meet new people from other countries. Everyone is wide-eyed as gymnasts fly through the air, divers make a splash, and cyclists race to the finish line!
In addition, Babar and Celesteand#8217;s children are all grown up, and romance is in the air. Babarand#8217;s daughter, Flora, likes to watch the handsome pole-vaulter Cory, from the country of Mirza. One day the two meet in the park, and love soon follows. When Cory asks Flora to marry him, everyone must come together to help them have a magnificent Mirzi wedding.
Babarand#8217;s Celesteville Games is a grand tale about sportsmanship, love, and diversity.
Praise for Babar's Celesteville Games
and#8220;From a franchise as sturdy as an elephantand#8217;s memory comes explicit international goodwill. The bookand#8217;s appeal lies in these calmingly recognizable characters participating in Olympic sports and a mixed marriage.and#8221; and#8211;Kirkus Reviews
"[A] whimsical, wry caper....Adding to the value of this impressive volume is a large, handsomely reproduced pull-out poster featuring nine of the 'masterpieces' from the book, framed in gold leaf. A visual treat all around." Publishers Weekly
"In keeping with his father's original vision, Laurent de Brunhoff...injects the book with humor that's based on the incongruity of elephants living a cosmopolitan life." Emily Jenkins, The New York Times Book Review
"As entertaining as it is instructive, this is a great choice for museum-bound families as well as teachers." Gillian Engberg, Booklist
"That venerable elephant returns in another classically plotless but curiously appealing outing....
"Consider this an introduction to museums for the youngest readers, especially for Babar fans. Older students will find entertaining comparisons to classic art collections." School Library Journal
"[T]his wonderful book is such a great tool for children....What this book does for children is to open up their horizons and give them a freedom in how they look at art and also, one hopes, how they create their own art." Marya Jansen-Gruber, Children's Literature
Following the phenomenal success of Babar's Yoga for Elephants, here is a new adventure for Babar — one with even wider appeal. Children and adults will want to visit Babar's Museum of Art again and again!
This newest book in the beloved series is sure to delight longtime fans as well as new readers. Babar and his family are enjoying a relaxing ocean cruise when a sudden, violent storm whisks them far away from Celesteville. Shipwrecked on a desert island, they meet fabulous creatures as they explore their temporary home. Readers will appreciate the tropical localeandmdash;rendered in de Brunhoffandrsquo;s trademark lush watercolorsandmdash;as much as Babar and his family do while they await their eventual rescue. Fans both old and new will love spending time with Babar, Celeste, their kids, and the Old Lady in this charming tale on the high seas.
Praise for Babar on Paradise Island
andquot;This charming offering will not disappoint young fans eager for more elephant fun.andquot;
--School Library Journal
andquot;Well-suited to reading aloud, this colorful, large-format picture book continues the timeless adventures of this elephant king and his amiable companions.andquot;
Following the success of "Babar's Yoga," De Brunhoff's latest Babar adventure has even wider appeal for art-lovers everywhere. Babar decides to share his growing art collection with the public by converting Celesteville's former train station into a museum. Full color.
About the Author
Laurent de Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar alive for more than 50 years. Building upon his father's original framework, Laurent has gone on to create more than 30 books about Babar that have made both his and his character's name recognized and beloved around the world.
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