Laurent de Brunhoff
b. 1925 in Paris, France. Lives in New York, New York, and Key West, Florida
Laurent de Brunhoff, grew up in Paris, France, listening to stories told by his mother of the lovable elephant she called Babar. So enchanted with the little elephant, Laurent and his brother convinced their father, Jean de Brunhoff, an accomplished artist, to illustrate the first Babar books. Laurent has kept Babar’s adventures alive within the pages of 37 books. More than eight million books by father and son have been sold across the world.