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Title: Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff: The Legacy of Babar.
Description: New York, Twayne. 1991, 1st Printing. (ISBN: 0805782672) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 175 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w illustrations. "In her unique study of the Babar milieu, Ann Meinzen Hildebrand looks at the de Brunhoffs' complete works, analyzing the thematic development of the stories and commenting on the essential role of the illustrations. Acknowledging the differences between the work of father and son, Hildebrand attributes the series' continuing popularity to the way in which both artists have created an elephant cosmos that is a mirror of a real and ideal life. She shows how de Brunhoff 'pere et fils' have eschewed simple 'animal fantasy' for fascinating characters who respond to everyday situations, both tragic and frivolous, thoughtfully and act on the principles of perseverance, patience, hope, and courage. Hildebrand's comprehensive study establishes the genius of the de Brunhoffs and explains how one kindly, nondidactic elephant in a derby hat has become such a socializing force for young readers.'. Fine/Fine.

Keywords: Jean de Brunhoff, Laurent, Babar, Elephants, Children's Authors, French, Illustrated Books, Illustrators, Criticism, Characters, Juvenile Fiction. 0805782672

Price: US$ 17.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 17002

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