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Dear Book Lovers, Welcome! I am delighted that you have found The Through the Looking Glass blog. For over twenty years I have reviewed children's literature titles for my online journal, which came out six times a year. Every book I reviewed for that publication can be found on the Through the Looking Glass website (the link is below). I am now focusing on writing reviews and articles, and finding interesting book related news, for this blog. Many of the titles that I will be sharing with you will appeal to adults as well as children. I firmly believe that some of the best writing in the world can be found on the pages of books that were written for young people. I invite you adults to explore these books for yourselves; they will, I am sure, delight and surprise you. I hope what you will find here will make your journey into the world of children's literature more enjoyable. Please visit the Through the Looking Glass Facebook page as well for even more bookish posts

Thursday, June 4, 2020

A story about The Story of Babar


The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant: De Brunhoff, Jean ...

Many years ago I lived in a little village on Mount Lebanon. One of the first books I was given was a copy of The Story of Babar written in the original French. Many Lebanese are bilingual (French and Arabic) and I was learning both of these languages at my school. When the civil war broke out my Babar book went with us as we fled to the island of Cyprus. Later my copy went to uni with me in England; and then I brought it to the States with me when I moved here. Before my daughter was born I got an English copy of the book which I read to my baby before she was came into the world..
In the June issue of the journal I created a new feature: The Classics and Favorites Collection. It felt essential that The Story of Babar should be included in this collection as soon as possible.

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