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Cautionary Tales for Children

Cautionary Tales for Children

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Cautionary Tales for Children

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1 янв. 1973 г.
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Cautionary Tales for Children - B. T. B. (Basil Temple Blackwood)

Project Gutenberg's Cautionary Tales for Children, by Hilaire Belloc

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Title: Cautionary Tales for Children

Author: Hilaire Belloc

Illustrator: Basil T.  Blackwood

Release Date: December 5, 2008 [EBook #27424]

Language: English

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CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN


CAUTIONARY TALES FOR

CHILDREN

Designed for the Admonition of Children between the ages

of eight and fourteen years

Verses by

H. BELLOC

———

Pictures by

B. T. B.

DUCKWORTH

3 HENRIETTA STREET, LONDON, W.C.


First published by Eveleigh Nash, 1907

First published by Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1918

Thirteenth Impression, 1957

All rights reserved

Made and Printed in Great Britain by

Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd

London and Edinburgh


DEDICATED

TO

BOBBY, JOHNNY, AND EDDIE

SOMERSET


INTRODUCTION

Upon being asked by a Reader whether the verses contained in this book were true.

And is it True? It is not True.

And if it were it wouldn’t do,

For people such as me and you

Who pretty nearly all day long

Are doing something rather wrong.

Because if things were really so,

You would have perished long ago,

And I would not have lived to write

The noble lines that meet your sight,

Nor B. T. B. survived to draw

The nicest things you ever saw.

H. B.


Jim,

Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion.

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  • (2/5)
    Anyone who has read Edward Gorey, who may have been inspired by it, will be extremely disappointed in this mostly unfunny, rather unpleasantly illustrated tongue-in-cheek collection of stories of what happens to bad (or in one case, good) children. The rhymes are awkward, the stories lack humor, and it is difficult to see why the book has remained popular over the years. (I am reviewing the original edition, not the more recent edition with Gorey's illustrations.)
  • (4/5)
    Funny, Dark and Horrifying.
  • (3/5)
    A short book of 'cautionary' poems for children, in the spirit of "Where the Sidewalk Ends". Some of the poems are better than others, for instance, "Matilda, Who told lies, and was Burned to Death."
  • (3/5)
    This knee slapper is almost 100 years old! Silly poems, rhyming couplets that mock Victorian poetry while telling of children who are punished horribly, eaten by lions and the like. Children will enjoy the ridiculousness, and enhance their vocabulary. Simple drawings by Edward Gorey are sure to please.
  • (5/5)
    Very Funny, Definitly not for small children!