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

Paperback | August 28, 2000

byJulius LesterIllustratorJerry Pinkney

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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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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...

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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, Li...

Rachel Isadora was born and raised in New York City. Rachel studied at the School of American Ballet and was a dancer with the Boston Ballet until a foot injury. She went from being a ballet dancer to an author and illustrator. The first title she wrote and illustrated was Max. Since then she has written many others including Golden Be...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:August 28, 2000

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140562885

ISBN - 13:9780140562880

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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

-- The Horn Book