The enduring appeal of the writer Hilaire Belloc’s “Cautionary Tales for Children” defies explanation. First published in London, in , with. There was a Boy whose name was Jim;. His Friends were very good to him. They gave him Tea, and Cakes, and Jam,. And slices of delicious. The Lights went out! The Windows broke! The Room was filled with reeking smoke. And in the darkness shrieks and yells. Were mingled with.

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My favourite tale from this is “Rebecca: It drove his Colleagues raving wild! If you’re not familiar with this classic book, download this free Kindle version to check it out.

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Cautionary Tales for Children: Hilaire Belloc, Edward Gorey: : Books

It’s a delightful book for children of all ages, and Gorey’s drawings are, as always, magnificent and sublime. This hilarious albeit dark book is both imaginative and witty, and an excellent one for parents as well as children that they can both enjoy. It struck him dead: No wonder Jim detested it! What a delightful book! Well, he was doing somersaults on the bed in between looking at the pictures, if that can be considered a reaction.


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Cautionary Tales for Children

Edward Gorey fastidiously illustrates these cautionary tales. Mar 23, Kimberly rated it really liked it. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. We had intended you to be The next Prime Minister but three: Here, for instance, is the story of one Henry King: Or Inspire a Belle Edward of francs and also quids, to scribble moral poems to reckless, dirty kids.

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Cautionary Tales

May 11, Nick Swarbrick talew it really liked it. Most notable among prolific English satirist Hilaire Belloc’s writings are the sharp and clever admonishments he composed for children.

Sep 15, Kwoomac rated it really liked it Shelves: I loved his poems as a child and bought this book to give to a friend’s child so he can also enjoy Belloc’s poetry and cautionary tales. VersesDuckworth, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. One wonders who, with options wide would name their screaming, new born baby Clyde? One is silly and outrageous and the other is Retrieved from ” https: Belloc’s poems are great but the original Blackwood and the later Edward Gorey illustrations complement the poetry very well.


Four cautionary tales and a moral: Age Many of these poems do not sit easily with modern sensibilities, especially the colonial, class, and gender assumptions.

First penned nearly a century ago, the sort of story that Belloc parodies continues to be written today and read to youngsters, but readers who are more sophisticated will better appreciate these tales of disproportionate punishment. Just about the cutest collection of stories about brats you will ever read.

Jim, Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion. I even remembered the illustration; but remember the author Ostensibly a children’s book, but obviously for adults.

Thanks to Project Gutenberg for this trip down memory lane.