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The Story of Little Black Sambo is a children's book by Helen Bannerman. Helen was a Scottish national. The book was first published in 1899 and features the hero, Sambo, outwitting a group of hungry tigers to return safely home where he eats 169 pancakes for his supper.
The story was a children's favorite for many years, but then became controversial in certain countries due to the increase of political correctness.
The story takes place in a fairy tale India with Caribbean elements, with the tigers racing around the tree are turned into ghee, rendered as "butter" and the humans eating inhuman quantities of pancakes.
Helen Bannerman went on to write many similar books.