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The Story of Little Black Sambo - Helen Bannerman
The Story of Little Black Sambo
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A little boy in India loses his fine new clothes to the tigers, but while they dispute who is the grandest tiger in the jungle he takes his fine clothes back again.
A little boy in India loses his fine new clothes to the tigers, but while they dispute who is the grandest tiger in the jungle he takes his fine clothes back again.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780397300068 (0397300069)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
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~WhimsyLibrarian~
~WhimsyLibrarian~ rated it
3.0
Gorgeous illustrations. Historical Racist Connotation. This book tries to "correct" the damage done by the American racist version of Little Black Sambo. I learned from the back notes the whole historical aspect and how society (with the help of a lot of people before my time) helped turn a beautifu...
Devlin Scott
Devlin Scott rated it
I tried to read this book in school when I was very small. It was violently seized from my hand and I was given a very severe corporal punishment by the principal for having a copy of this very charming tale. I believe my torture was worth it. I would happily go through it again for such an amazi...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
0.0
Three Cautionary Tales About EtymologyWhen you work with language, you soon learn to be sceptical about apparently obvious explanations for where words come from. I was reminded of this fact earlier today. In the shower, I had what I fondly believed to be a minor eureka moment concerning the origin ...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
4.0
As a kid I loved this book, and I had no idea that it was racist in tone. But that was back in the 50s. I think the tone is a result of how a parent reads the story to the child. In addition, it is how a child is raised that teaches or does not teach racist values.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
On many levels, this isn't my favorite version, I prefer Sam and the Tigers: A Retelling of 'Little Black Sambo'. the most interesting thing about this book is that other people seem to believe it has long since gone out of print due to publisher's concerns about racism.
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