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Little Black Sambo


Published by Saalfield Pub. Co., Akron, OH, 1928,, 1928
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From John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.) (Dartmouth, NS, Canada)

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[BANNERMAN, Helen]. Little Black Sambo Akron, Ohio : The Saalfield Pub. Co., copyright 1928. Pp (12). Illustrated in Colour by Ethel Hays. 4to, colourillustrated paper covered boards. Saalfied No. 117. The Story of Little Black Sambo, a children's book by Helen Bannerman, a Scot who lived for 32 years in Madras in southern India, was first published in London in 1899. Inthe 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 umbrellato four tigers so they will not eat him. Sambo recovers the clothes when the jealous, conceited tigers chase each other around a tree until they are reduced to a pool of delicious melted butter. The story was a children's favourite for half a century, but then became controversial due to the use ofthe word "sambo" and the illustrations. Edges worn and torn, covers rubbedand corner-clipped, penned title and gift inscription to front cover, taperepair to front cover and inner hinges, some crayoning to illustrations, overall a good copy only. As is. 30.00. Bookseller Inventory # 94736

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Title: Little Black Sambo

Publisher: Saalfield Pub. Co., Akron, OH, 1928,

Publication Date: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

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