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Title : the story of little black sambo and the story of little black mingo
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ISBN : 18880118
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 30 Pages
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the story of little black sambo and the story of little black mingo Reviews

  • Richard
    2019-05-31 04:35

    Despite some racist elements, these stories are still of interest. They show children outwitting fearsome enemies, thanks to good luck, some quick thinking, and (at least in one case) a little help from their friends. These motifs are common in the folklore of many countries, as we know from reading such gruesome tales as Hansel and Gretel or Jack and the Beanstalk.I knew the story of Little Black Sambo when I was a child, before I realized that it was not politically correct. I remember hearing it on a record. For you youngsters, that's what we called vinyl, which is what was around before audio tapes and CDs and MP3s. Yes, yes, you don't have to tell me--I'm OLD.The story of Little Black Mingo is new to me though. It features, among other things, a helpful mongoose (see the clever allusion to the Beatles lyrics above). The mongoose is a creature which was introduced to me a bit later in life when I read Kipling's story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." And the stories of Kipling, like Bannerman's, may no longer be considered entirely kosher, but they still have that je-ne-sais-quoi which can interest readers (or listeners, as the case may be) in spite of themselves.

  • Terragyrl3
    2019-05-27 02:30

    Not gonna lie, it’s part of my baggage. My mother always brought out this volume with a caveat about its crude illustrations, but she thought it was part of The Canon and must be read to children. Then in the 1970s, it disappeared into a basement cabinet. I’m glad my mother kept it—quite the cultural artifact. But it’s not even a remotely sensical story. For a better treatment of this famous Indian tale, seek out 1996 re-illustrated book, The Story of Little Babaji.

    2019-06-09 03:43

    A cute story.These are cute story that cannot be published today because of stereotypes. This a shame because all stories should be taken in the context of the times they are written.Which is why very few people have actually read Mark Twain.

  • David Dickson
    2019-06-10 04:44

    Classic charming childhood storiesThese stories, published in 1899 and 1901 respectively, have been told to generations of children since, certainly millions of people. They endure simply because they excite the imaginations of children.Unfortunately, the name "Sambo" fell into disrepute over time for much the same reason that words like "moron" and "idiot" did: those words began to be used as perjoratives, or taken as such.But we cannot change our past without becoming liars ourselves. Read these stories to your children without worry. Put them into the context of their time and place if you like and enjoy enlightening your children. They will benefit either way.You could also read them for yourself like I did. They still have their ability to transport the reader to a strange and wonderful place that is well worth visiting again.

  • Jennifer Boyce
    2019-06-14 07:38

    I enjoyed the Story of Little Black Sambo (it's a classic!) but found the Story of Little Black Mingo to be a little odd. As I was reading this on my Kindle, I couldn't help thinking that I had seen the story before somewhere. After looking through all the children's books I own, sure enough there the story was, except in my version of the story they change the characters names to make it "less offensive". Ah well...

  • C-shaw
    2019-06-07 04:24

    I downloaded "Little Black Sambo" and "Little Black Mingo" on my Kindle from the free Gutenberg website. Contrary to popular belief, the stories are not about the Negroes of the Southern U.S., but about black Indians (from India). The books were really short stories for kids, whole thing was maybe 50 pages. I just read it for old times' sake.

  • Ned
    2019-06-05 07:33

    Not racist as most believe Not bad as far as children's books go. Pretty imaginative in a folksy style of old time storytelling. If you always heard it was pickaninny then that's just wrong.

  • Kristina Arnold
    2019-05-31 09:47

    Recommended for children who are racist, violent, or bothTwo stories that aren't exactly the most fascinating or exciting despite all the death. Not recommended for children unless they are racist or violent.

  • Emily
    2019-05-29 02:22

    Disappointing that this ebook doesn't have the illustrations.

  • Suzanna
    2019-06-03 03:34

    I needed a banned book to complete the 2015 Reading Challenge, and chose this since I have heard so much about it. It was okay. Didn't love it.