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Sam and the Tigers: A New Telling of Little Black Sambo (Picture Puffin Books)

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Once upon a time there was a place called Sam-sam-sa-mara, where the animals and the people lived and worked together like they didn't know they weren't supposed to. There was a little boy in Sam-sam-sa-mara named Sam... So begins this delightful telling of one of the most controversial books in children's literature, Little Black Sambo. Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney reveal at the heart of this story a lively and charming tale of a little boy who triumphs over several hungry tigers. "Lester and Pinkney have stripped away the ugly racism and...reclaimed a great classic for children. AThe? expansive black storytelling voice is both folksy and contemporary, funny and fearful." --Booklist

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In this retelling of "Little Black Sambo", one of the most controversial stories in children's literature, Lester and Pinkey reveal a lively and charming tale of a little boy who triumphs over several hungry tigers. Color illustrations.

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Sam lives in the town of Sam-sam-sa-mara, where everyone is named Sam and the animals and people live and work together. On his way to school one morning, he's stopped by a hungry tiger. Rather than being eaten, Sam makes the tiger a deal.

In this delightful new telling of one of the most controversial books in children's literature, Little Black Sambo, Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney have retold and reclaimed the story. They bring new life to this charming tale of a boy who triumphs over several hungry tigers.

Synopsis:

"Lester and Pinkney have stripped away the ugly racism and . . . reclaimed a great classic for children. (The) expansive black storytelling voice is both folksy and contemporary, funny and fearful."--"Booklist." Full color.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140562880
Author:
Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Pinkney, Jerry
Author:
Pinkney, Jerry
Author:
Lester, Julius
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Lions Tigers Leopards etc.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Tigers
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Series:
Picture Puffin Books Paperback
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.5 x 10 x 0.12 in 0.42 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , In this retelling of "Little Black Sambo", one of the most controversial stories in children's literature, Lester and Pinkey reveal a lively and charming tale of a little boy who triumphs over several hungry tigers. Color illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Sam lives in the town of Sam-sam-sa-mara, where everyone is named Sam and the animals and people live and work together. On his way to school one morning, he's stopped by a hungry tiger. Rather than being eaten, Sam makes the tiger a deal.

In this delightful new telling of one of the most controversial books in children's literature, Little Black Sambo, Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney have retold and reclaimed the story. They bring new life to this charming tale of a boy who triumphs over several hungry tigers.

"Synopsis" by , "Lester and Pinkney have stripped away the ugly racism and . . . reclaimed a great classic for children. (The) expansive black storytelling voice is both folksy and contemporary, funny and fearful."--"Booklist." Full color.

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