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Little Black Sambo

Little Black Sambo

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Little Black Sambo

by Bannerman, Helen

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American Crayon, 1943 Decorative covers and internal illustrations by Fern Bisel Peat, Story begins inside front cover and ends inside back cover plus twelve pages. There are six full page color illustrations with the rest of the pages with black and white illustrations. Split at front gutter with a chip at the top of spine, average edge wqear, contents quite bright and clean.


The Story of Little Black Sambo, a children's book by Helen Bannerman, a Scot who lived for 30 years in Madras in southern India, was first published in London in 1899. (An American edition of the book was illustrated by Florence White Williams. ) In the tale, an Indian boy named Sambo prevails over a group of hungry tigers. The little boy has to give his colourful new clothes, shoes, and umbrella to four tigers so they will not eat him.


On Jan 14 2015, a reader said:
When I was a young I thought this was a great book. I never considered this book racist. But back then I didn't know what racism was. Sambo could have pink with yellow polka dots I would never have known the difference. Only when the grown ups made it racist did this ever enter my mind.

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Little Black Sambo
Bannerman, Helen
Fern Bisel Peat
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American Crayon
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Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
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Warsaw, Indiana

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