babar and father christmas

Babar and Father Christmas. Jean de Brunhoff. Translated from the French by Merle Haas. New York: Random House, 1940. First English edition. Illustrated throughout. Original dust jacket.

Babar visits Father Christmas and suggests that he take a vacation in the elephants’ country. In gratitude, Father Christmas gives Babar a magic Santa suit which will enable him to fly through the air and deliver presents on Christmas eve to all the little elephants, beginning yet another wonderful western tradtion in Celesteville.