Little Black Sambo

Helen Bannerman



Book Description

The Story of Little Black Sambo is a children's book written and illustrated by Scottish author Helen Bannerman (1862-1946) and published by Grant Richards in October 1899. As one in a series of small-format books called The Dumpy Books for Children, the story was a children's favourite for more than half a century. The story is as follows: 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 colourful new clothes, shoes, and umbrella so they will not eat him. The tigers are vain and each thinks that he is better dressed than the other. They have a massive argument and 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.







Log in to write your own review



Reviews

No book reviews as yet.


Log in to write your comments



Comments

No comments as yet.


Log in to write your story

Stories

No stories as yet.


Log in to submit your image



Drawings and Images

These are the images or drawings related to the book sent by our users. If you would like to submit drawings and images, use the form above.


No images or books as yet.


No sheets as yet.