Sam And The Tigers: A Retelling Of 'little Black Sambo' by Julius LesterSam And The Tigers: A Retelling Of 'little Black Sambo' by Julius Lester

Sam And The Tigers: A Retelling Of 'little Black Sambo'

byJulius LesterIllustratorJerry Pinkney

Paperback | August 28, 2000

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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
Julius Lester is a celebrated author whose accolades include a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award. He is also a National Book Award Finalist, a National Book Critics Circle nominee, and a recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In addition to his critically acclaimed writing career, Mr. Lester has distinguished himself...
Title:Sam And The Tigers: A Retelling Of 'little Black Sambo'Format:PaperbackPublished:August 28, 2000

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140562885

ISBN - 13:9780140562880

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Editorial Reviews

"Lester's wit . . . makes the story fresh and funny; Pinkney's watercolors have vitality and, in the tigers, magnificence".

-- The Horn Book