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Cautionary Tales for Children - Hilaire Belloc, Edward Gorey
Cautionary Tales for Children
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For readers of any age, a witty and strikingly irreverent collection of moral guidance   Most notable among prolific English satirist Hilaire Belloc's writings are the sharp and clever admonishments he composed for children. Collected here and illustrated to wonderful haunting effect by Edward... show more
For readers of any age, a witty and strikingly irreverent collection of moral guidance   Most notable among prolific English satirist Hilaire Belloc's writings are the sharp and clever admonishments he composed for children. Collected here and illustrated to wonderful haunting effect by Edward Gorey, these short, funny pieces offer moral instruction for all types of mischief makers—from a certain young Jim, "who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion," to the tale of Matilda, "who told lies and was burned to death”—and add up to a delightful read for any fan of Roald Dahl or Shel Silverstein. 
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780151007158 (0151007152)
ASIN: 151007152
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 72
Edition language: English
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Ellinor's Litventures
Ellinor's Litventures rated it
3.0
The English version of Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann. I definitely prefer the German version. In the English version the only story I really liked was the one about lying.
Kwoomac
Kwoomac rated it
Edward Gorey fastidiously illustrates these cautionary tales. One would be tempted to read one of these scary tales to a particularly bratty kid to cure him. Might work.
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
4.0
If only more parents read this to their little hooligans they might learn to be bad in more original ways.
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
5.0
I know many of these well enough to recite them. Some of my favourite quotes:[Jim, who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion:]"Now just imagine how it feelswhen first your toes and then your heelsand then by gradual degreesyour insteps, ankles, calves and kneesare slowly eaten, bit by bit!...
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