|Babar the Elephant|
Cover of the first Babar story, Histoire de Babar (Story of Babar), published 1931
|First appearance||Histoire de Babar, 1931|
|Created by||Jean de Brunhoff|
|Voiced by||Peter Ustinov|
Gavin Magrath (young)
Kristin Fairlie (young)
|Alias||Babar, Doctor of Letters, King of the Elephants|
|Children||Pom, Flora, Alexander, Isabelle|
|Relatives||Arthur (brother-in-law), Badou (grandson), Lulu (granddaughter), Periwinkle (daughter-in-law), Cory (son-in-law)|
|Author||Jean de Brunhoff|
|Media type||Print (hardcover and paperback)|
The book is based on a tale that Brunhoff's wife, Cécile, had invented for their children. It tells of a young elephant, named Babar, whose mother is killed by a hunter. Babar escapes, and in the process leaves the jungle in exile, visits a big city, and returns to bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants. Just as he returns to his community of elephants, their king dies from eating a bad mushroom. Because of his travels and civilization, Babar is appointed king of the elephant kingdom. He marries his cousin, and they subsequently have children and teach them valuable lessons.
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