The Story of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman

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The Story of Little Black Sambo [with Biographical Introduction]
 

About Helen Bannerman

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HELEN BRODIE BANNERMAN (1862-1946) was born in Scotland. The daughter of a chaplain, she lived for over thirty years in India. She married a doctor in the Indian Medical Service and they had two daughters. THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO was written by Mrs. Bannerman to amuse her young girls during a long train journey and first published in 1899. Bing is a conceptual editorial and political illustrator for national and international newspaper, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Japan Times, The Boston Globe, and many others.
 
Published December 1, 1920 by Allen D Bragdon Pubs Inc. 33 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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Apparently this was originally published in 1909, and the revival of interest in Helen Bannerman, with the sequel to Little Black Sambo has created a demand for some of her less familiar stories.

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Little Babaji, looking like a glossy teak marionette, faces a succession of huge, luxuriously supple tigers whose eventual meltdown provides him, Papaji, and sari-clad Mamaji with a supper of pancakes--and ``Little Babaji ate a Hundred and Sixty-Nine, because he was so hungry.'' Offered in a squa...

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Rhyolite was a Nevada boom town (named for an abundant local mineral) complete with prospectors, gold mines, investors, newspapers, saloons and more: ''Each week more buildings lined the streets: / An ice cream parlor served up sweets, / The opera house rang out with song, / And townsfolk, now te...

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He loses his fine clothing piece by piece to a succession of tigers, but triumphs when the egotistical creatures chase one another around a tree until they all melt into butter.

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Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman is a book that has been called racist, been challenged by thousands, and even inspired the bankruptcy of a series of restaurants called 'Sambo's."

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