Little Black Sambo – Helen Bannerman (Illus. Eulalie) 1955


  • Author: Helen Bannerman
  • Publisher: The Platt Munk Co, 1955
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Dust Jacket, Illustrated

An early reprint of Little Black Sambo. A beautiful copy in its original DJ. DJ is chipped on head of the spine and front panel. Delightfully illustrated by Eulalie with many full-page illustrations. A Fine copy in VG DJ.

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Sambo is a South Indian boy who lives with his father and mother, named Black Jumbo and Black Mumbo, respectively. While out walking, Sambo encounters four hungry tigers, and surrenders his colorful new clothes, shoes, and umbrella so they will not eat him. The tigers are vain and each thinks he is better dressed than the others. They chase each other around a tree until they are reduced to a pool of ghee (clarified butter). Sambo then recovers his clothes and collects the ghee, which his mother uses to make pancakes.

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