Babar's Picnic; Laurent de Brunhoff; Translated from the French by Merle Haas. Laurent de Brunhoff.
Babar's Picnic; Laurent de Brunhoff; Translated from the French by Merle Haas
Babar's Picnic; Laurent de Brunhoff; Translated from the French by Merle Haas
Babar's Picnic; Laurent de Brunhoff; Translated from the French by Merle Haas

Babar's Picnic; Laurent de Brunhoff; Translated from the French by Merle Haas

New York: Random House, 1949. Hardcover. 39, [1] p.: color illustrations; 37 cm. Dark blue cloth spine; color illustrated yellow paper over boards. Green endpapers with grey elephants. No dust jacket. First American edition. Seven titles are listed on the copyright page, ending with Barbar's Cousin: That Rascal Arthur; it does not include Visit to Bird Island, the next book in the series, which appeared in 1952. After Jean de Brunhoff, the creator of Babar, died in 1937 his son Laurent de Brunhoff continued the popular series with Babar's Cousin in 1946. In this book, the second by Laurent, Babar's children go on a picnic with Zephir and Babar's cousin, Arthur, visiting a tribe in a village, taking part in native dances, and helping the chief capture a wild boar. It became controversial because of its stereotypical portrayal of Africans and was taken out of print in the late 1960s, after Toni Morrison, then an editor at Random House, protested the depiction of "savages". In Good- Condition: cover is lightly soiled; edges rubbed; ends of spine frayed; text block cracked between 1st and 2nd leaves; occasional closed tears from lower page edges; one lower page edge chipped; a few finger smudges; illustrations are clean and bright. Good -. Item #007236

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