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
Following the phenomenal success of Babar's Yoga for Elephants and Babar's Museum, Larent de Brunhoff's latest, all-new Babar adventure will take children on a world tour they'll never forget!
As Babar said to his children, "We are taking you around the world." And so he does in Babar's World Tour, the latest from the venerable storyteller and artist Laurent de Brunhoff. Our favorite elephant family visits a number of countries around the globe. First stop is Italy where they learn to say, "Buon Giorno! Hello!" After that, its' off to Germany, Spain (where they learn to flamenco dance!), Russia, India, Japan and Thailand (for snorkeling). Then Mexico, the Southwest United States, Egypt, Antarctica, and of course, France (just in time for a fashion show!).
In this adventurous addition to the Babar series, children are introduced to an international array of cities, customs and languages as they learn to say "hello" in each new country. Babar's World Tour is enjoyable and entertaining for armchair travelers of all ages.
Brunhoff's latest, all-new Babar adventure will take children on a world tour they'll never forget! The beloved elephant family visits Italy, Germany, Spain, Russia, India, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, the Southwest United States, Egypt, Antarctica, and of course, France!
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;
About the Author
Laurent de Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar alive for more than sixty years. Babar first came to life through the art of Laurentand#8217;s father, and Laurent has continued to create adventures for the elephant family. He and his wife, Phyllis, split their time between New York City and Key West, Florida.