BANNERMAN, Helen HAYS, Ethel
Title: Little Black Sambo. Saalfied No. 742.
Publisher:  Saalfield Pub. Co., Akron, Ohio, 1942,
Seller ID: 95360
[BANNERMAN, Helen]. Little Black Sambo. Akron, Ohio : The Saalfield Pub. Co., 1942. Pp (48). Illustrated in Colour by Ethel Hays. 8vo, red comb bound,colour illustrated paper covered boards. Saalfied No. 742. Printed on “clo th-like” paper. A collection of four stories : Little Black Sambo; The Little Red Hen; The tale of Peter Rabbit; The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.]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. In the tale, an Indian boy named Sambo prevails over agroup of hungry tigers. The little boy has to give his colourful new cloth es, shoes, and umbrella to four tigers so they will not eat him. Sambo recovers the clothes when the jealous, conceited tigers chase each other arounda tree until they are reduced to a pool of delicious melted butter. The st ory was a children's favourite for half a century, but then became controversial due to the use of the word “sambo” and the illustrations. Covers wornand smudged and corners chipped, stain to inside front cover, light smudgi ng to leaves, some tape-repaired tears to leaves, else good only. As is. 70.00