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Sam and the Tigers
Sam and the Tigers : A New Telling of Little Black Sambo
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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. Booklist in a review of Sam and the Tigers , wrote "Lester and Pinkney have stripped away the ugly racism and retold the story in a new way. Adults will be arguing about this book for months, in print and on the Internet, and Lester's afterword is an excellent place to start the discussion. As for kids, they'll love the book about a child hero who can outwit tigers. Publishers Weekly gave a starred review and found it "A hip and hilarious retelling that marries the essence of the original with an innovative vision of its own",  while the New York Times was critical, writing "Mr. Lester has overloaded the simple structure with much unnecessary baggage.
A Retelling of ‘Little Black Sambo’
One of the most controversial books in children's literature, Little Black Sambo , has been reinvented as a lively tale of a little boy who triumphs over several hungry tigers. A more politically correct retelling of Little Black Sambo, this book is set in the imaginary land of Sam-sam-sa-mara, where animals are people, too, and all the humans are named Sam. -