Read Time:3 Minute, 25 Second


Summarize this content to 100 words

Lauren de Brunhoff has died aged 98 (Picture: AP)Babar heir and author Laurent de Brunhoff has died at the age of 98.
The French native was behind the global phenomenon that is Babar the elephant, having taken over from his father Jean de Brunhoff, who died when he was just 12 years old.
Jean had published four and Babar books by his death, and when de Brunhoff grew older he revived the franchise with best-selling children’s stories including Babar at the Circus and Babar’s Guide to Paris.
He moved to the United States from France in the 1980s, and died on Friday at his home in Key West, Florida.
The news was confirmed by his widow, author Phyllis Rose, who said he had died from complications of a stroke, according to The New York Times.
Rose had written much of the text of the final Babar books.

The beloved children’s books became a popular TV show and film series (Picture: Channel 5)Jean published the first Babar book in 1931, and completed four more before his death from tubercolosis at just 37 years of age.
But it was De Brunhoff’s mother who came up with the first idea of Babar — or what she referred to as Bebe (baby) elephant.
He told National Geographic in 2014 that his mother told them a story of a baby elephant who escaped to the city, and they in turn told their father, who ‘was very amused and started to draw.

De Brunhoff revived the Babar series after his father’s death (Picture: AP)‘And that was how the story of Babar was born.’
More Trending

Read More Stories‘It was my father who changed the name to Babar. But the first pages of the first book, with the elephant killed by a hunter and the escape to the city, was her story.
After World War II, De Brunhoff, who worked as a painter, decided to carry on the series for his father; it gained worldwide recognition, sparking children’s TV shows and films.
It came to an end in 2017 with Babar’s Guide To Paris.

The Babar series made childhoods spanning generationsReaders of the series have shared tributes to the author on social media, many thanking him for precious childhood memories from the Babar series.
X users Winecaroline wrote ‘he made my life as a child, and each of my children’s lives, a better one. Merci, Lauren de Brunhoff.’
‘He brought much happiness to this child with Babar,’ user Mme Olenska wrote, and Poppy MacLean wrote ‘Aaaaw, childhood…’
Nicole Sharp recalled ‘my grandma read me Babar.’
And TechTrendHub wrote ‘Heaven’s got a new storyteller, Babar’s tales live on.’
Got a story?
If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.

MORE : Dyslexia meant I avoided books at all costs. Now, I’m a bestselling author

MORE : Bestselling author confesses he’s still never seen own film adaptations as they ‘missed the mark’

window.fbApi = (function () {
var fbApiInit = false;
var awaitingReady = [];

var notifyQ = function () {
var i = 0,
l = awaitingReady.length;
for (i = 0; i < l; i++) { awaitingReady[i](); } }; var ready = function (cb) { if (fbApiInit) { cb(); } else { awaitingReady.push(cb); } }; var checkLoaded = function () { return fbApiInit; }; window.fbAsyncInit = function () { FB.init({ appId: '176908729004638', xfbml: true, version: 'v2.10' }); fbApiInit = true; notifyQ(); }; return { 'ready' : ready, 'loaded' : checkLoaded }; })(); (function () { function injectFBSDK() { if ( window.fbApi && window.fbApi.loaded() ) return; var d = document, s="script", id = 'facebook-jssdk'; var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) { return; } js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.async = true; js.src = "https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); } if (window.metro) { window.addEventListener('scroll', injectFBSDK, {once: true, passive: true}); } else { window.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', injectFBSDK, {once: true}); } })();
#Legendary #childrens #author #dies #fans #childhood #memories

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %

Average Rating

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The EPA’s new rules point to EVs being the future — but consumers have their doubts Previous post The EPA’s new rules point to EVs being the future — but consumers have their doubts
Opinion | A Physician Guide to Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors Next post Opinion | A Physician Guide to Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors