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Author: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester
ISBN13: 978-0803720299
Title: Sam and the Tigers
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Language: English
Category: Geography and Cultures
Publisher: Dial; First Edition edition (September 1, 1996)
Pages: 40

Sam and the Tigers by Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester

Sam and the Tigers: A New Telling of Little Black Sambo is a 1996 Children's picture book by Julius Lester and illustrator Jerry Pinkney. It is a retelling of the classic story by Helen Bannerman and is about a young boy, Sam, who outwits a group of hungry tigers.

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 an. eclaimed a great classic for children. AThe? expansive black storytelling voice is both folksy and contemporary, funny and fearful. Also by Julius Lester. See all books by Julius Lester. Julius Lester is a celebrated author whose accolades include a Newbery Honor and a Coretta Scott King Award

Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney reve 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 Sa. .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. Sam's parents being named Sam and Sam makes for a couple of funny pages in the start of the book. The neighbors talking about the tigers' mysterious disappearance makes me giggle. In truth, this is a superior story.

Dial Books for Young Readers, (c)1996. Follows the adventures of a little boy named Sam when he matches wits with several tigers that want to eat him. Personal Name: Pinkney, Jerry. Personal Name: Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946. Story of Little Black Sambo. Rubrics: Tigers Juvenile fiction Humorous stories.

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, Little Black Sambo, Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney have retold and reclaimed the story. They bring new life to this charming tale of a boy who triumphs over several hungry tigers.

by Julius Lester & illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. No sooner does he set off down the road than he begins to lose his finery to a succession of tigers-by the last, instead of "I'm going to eat you up," the tigerly greeting is, "You know the routine. The proud tigers meet up, squabble until they melt down, and end up as pancakes on the Sams' table

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 reclaimed a great classic for children. -Booklist show more.

Sam and the Tigers is a retelling of Little Black Sambo, a tale written in 1899 by Scottish author Helen Bannerman, who intended it as entertainment for her two young daughters. Popular in its time and beloved by Jerry Pinkney in his youth, the original book is viewed as controversial for its racial stereotypes and for the use of the name Sambo, a negative term for Africans since the early seventeenth century. Untitled (1996) Illustration for Sam and the Tigers: A Retelling of Little Black Sambo by Julius Lester Penguin Putnam Watercolor on paper – Collection of the artist.

Young Sam and the animals live and work happily together in a land called Sam-sam-sa-mara, not knowing they are not supposed to do that, in an imaginative retelling of the controversial story of Little Black Sambo.
Reviews: 7
a charming retelling of a story that is too good to be discarded because of racist associations. (The original was about a little boy in India--it was appropriated by a racist American South.) The illustrations are delightful; the language is very appropriate to the characters. There are deviations from the original story that are very funny. A good out-loud reader can have a room full of adults laughing at the tigers' demands.
One of my favorite purchase to buy for all the male children in my family, I think they will all have a copy by the end of February. This is a great remake of the courageous story of Little Black Sambo...
I grew up reading Little Black Sambo from a Better Homes and Gardens story book at my grandma's house, and didn't realize until I was older how the story and illustrations were full of racist stereotypes. I always loved the story of a little boy who outsmarts tigers, and was excited to see a new version that my daughter can read. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is still lots of fun.
A fun version of an old folk tale that became controversial with negative racial tones. Two wonderful African American artists, Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney were able to reinvent it for children to enjoy today. Adults and children love the "colorful language" and the glorious illustrations.
I grew up with a book called Little Black Sambo, by Bannerman, but times have changed. Normally I don't go for politically correct, but I feel more comfortable reading this version to my grandchildren. Kept the original though, which is a hoot.
Great story retold in a fun way that everyone can enjoy. The art work is intricate and beautiful.
I'm a teacher, and was delighted to see a poster for this in my school library. I've wanted to read this to kids for a long time. I too loved Sambo and the Tigers as a child.....and yes as an adult recognize it's probably not very happy making for African Americans (that wasn't the first title I remember, and I can't bring myself to write the condescending original title). So I am deeply grateful to Lester and Pinkney for retelling the story a bit, and plan to buy it sight unseen, based on their reputations (a little Eubonics adds flabor if you asks me). As well, I am so deeply grateful to Lester and Pinkney for keeping the stories and legends of the South alive as they have. It's not a "politically correct" issue..... it's a literary heritage shared by *all* peoples of the South; Black, White and Red, Gullah, Cherokee, African....etc. Keep up the good work!
Love the book, great condition.