Frenchman Jean de Brunhoff is considered to be one of the greatest picture book authors in history.
Born in Paris, de Brunhoff was the fourth and last child of a successful publisher. He enjoyed a prestigious education, before joining the French army and fighting on the front lines at the end of the First World War. After the armistice, he decided to become a professional artist and studied painting at the Academie de la Grand Chamiere in Montparnasse.
... utterly enchanting * Kirkus Reviews *