The Story of Little Babaji

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By Helen Bannerman
Publisher HarperCollins
The Story of Little Babaji
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Born in Edinburgh in 1863, Helen Bannerman lived in India for thirty years. As a gift for her two little girls, she wrote and illustrated The Story of Little Black Sambo(1899), a story that clearly takes place in India (with its tigers and ghi, or melted butter), even though the names she gave her characters belie that setting. For this new edition of Bannermans much beloved tale, the little boy, his mother, and his father have all been given authentic Indian names: Babaji, Mamaji, and Dadaji. And Fred Marcellinos illustrationslively and lavishare unmistakably Indian in every detail. The Story of Little Babaji:an old favorite is lovingly, memorably transformed. 1996 Childrens Books (NY Public Library)Notable 1997 Childrens Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)1997 Editors Choice (Booklist)Booklist Notable Childrens Books of 1997Lasting Connections of 1996 Book Links

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1072 words1,072 words
72 pages72 pages
Lexile AD600LLexile AD600L
Published 1996Published 1996

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