Questions tagged [jean-de-brunhoff]

Questions about the works of the French writer and illustrator Jean de Brunhoff (1899–1937), who is best remembered as creator of the Babar series of children's books. Use with the tag [french-literature].

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What inspired Babar's name?

Babar is a fictional elephant, featuring in stories by Jean de Brunhoff and later his son. The name "Babar" is similar to baba, a word originally meaning "father" but used as an ...
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Is Babar an African or Asian elephant?

As a child I remember enjoying the Babar picture books about the eponymous elephant and his escapades. Now, many years later, it occurs to me to wonder what kind of elephants Babar and his people were:...