This third title about Babar and his family follows the elephants as they build a magnificent city: Celesteville. Life is peaceful and contented, everyone has a job to do, and celebrations are frequent. But one fateful day a snake bites the Old Lady and Babar fears that he may lose his oldest friend. Illus. in full color by the author.
Babar the King of the Elephants declares that a wonderful city will be constructed in his kingdom and named Celesteville in honor of his wife, Queen Celeste. Color illustrations accompany the text.