Cécile de Brunhoff

Age: 99

creator of the story of Babar, an orphaned elephant who wanders into Paris. She first told the tale in 1930 to her sick child, and her husband, Jean de Brunhoff, and her son Laurent used it as the basis of a series of children's books.

Died: Paris, April 7, 2003

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