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The story takes place in a mythical India and the tigers racing around the tree are turned into [[ghee]], an [[Indian]] form of [[butter]].
 
The story takes place in a mythical India and the tigers racing around the tree are turned into [[ghee]], an [[Indian]] form of [[butter]].
  
The story was a children's favorite for many years, but then became controversial in certain countries due to the increase of [[political correctness]].
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The story was a children's favorite for many years, but then became controversial in certain countries due to its overt and outdated racial imagery.
  
 
Helen Bannerman went on to write many similar books.
 
Helen Bannerman went on to write many similar books.
  
 
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[[Category:Books]]

Revision as of 20:44, 1 April 2008

the original cover of Little Black Sambo.

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 takes place in a mythical India and the tigers racing around the tree are turned into ghee, an Indian form of butter.

The story was a children's favorite for many years, but then became controversial in certain countries due to its overt and outdated racial imagery.

Helen Bannerman went on to write many similar books.