1968; translated from the French by Merle Hass; Random House publishers, New York; hardbound in illustrative boards; very good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
Every child’s favortie elephant, Barbar, returns in this unusual and heartwarming Christmas story by Jean de Brunhoff.
Babar’s children have caught wind of a fellow in Man’s country named Father Christmas who brings joy and toys to little children. “If only we could bring him here,” they wish. So they write the Christmas saint a letter inviting him to visit them. When they get no reply, Babar, ever the good father, rushes out to find the red-suited one. After much searching, and with the help of a dog named Duck, Babar reaches Father Christmas’s workshop in the snow. Can Babar find a way to bring him to Elephants’ country?