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Creator of 'Babar' Dies at 99

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Creator of 'Babar' Dies at 99

Creator of 'Babar' Dies at 99

Creator of 'Babar' Dies at 99

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NPR's Scott Simon remembers the creator of Babar the elephant. Cecile de Brunhoff told the story of Babar to her children. Her husband later turned the story into the world-famous series of children's books. Mrs. de Brunhoff died this week. She was 99 years old.