Search - List of Books by Helen Bannerman

Helen Bannerman (1862–1946) was the Scottish author of a number of children's books, the most notable being Little Black Sambo. She was born in Edinburgh and, because women were not admitted as students into British Universities, she sat external examinations set by the University of St. Andrews and attained the qualification of LLA. She lived for 32 years in Madras and a good proportion of her life in India, where her husband William Bannerman was an officer in the Indian Medical Service.

The heroes of many of her books are recognizably south Indian or Tamil children from the illustrations and use of words. For instance, Little Black Sambo has Ghee, Tigers, and Bazaar, Little Black Mingo has Jungle, Mugger, Dhobi, and Mongoose, Little Black Quasha has Bazaar, and Tigers, and Little Black Quibba has Mangoes and Elephants. The books have nothing to do with Africa or African people, and the plots celebrate the intelligence and ingenuity of the children. However, the name Sambo has come to be seen as a slur on people of colour and the books have often been blacklisted or censored. This prompted a politically correct version co-authored by Fred Marcellino called The Story of Little Babaji, with the names of the main characters changed. Earlier, in 1976, Platt & Munk Publishers had issued a version of Little Black Sambo, with the parent's names identifiably Indian, and the picturesque illustrations altered to indicate decidedly Indian clothing.

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Total Books: 59
Little Black Sambo
2016 - Little Black Sambo (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781945644474
ISBN-10: 1945644478
Genre: Children's Books
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The Story of Little Black Sambo and Little Black Mingo
2012 - The Story of Little Black Sambo and Little Black Mingo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781481275149
ISBN-10: 1481275143
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
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The Story of Little Black Sambo
2011 - The Story of Little Black Sambo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781619491670
ISBN-10: 1619491672
Genre: Children's Books
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Little Black Quibba
2010 - Little Black Quibba (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781450580335
ISBN-10: 1450580335
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The Story of Little Black Quibba
2009 - The Story of Little Black Quibba (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117487014
ISBN-10: 1117487016
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The Story Of The Teasing Monkey
2008 - The Story of the Teasing Monkey [1907] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780548818091
ISBN-10: 0548818096
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Story of Little Black Sambo
2007 - Story of Little Black Sambo (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781593541996
ISBN-10: 1593541996
Genre: Children's Books
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Short Works of Helen Bannerman
2007 - Short Works of Helen Bannerman (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781434640192
ISBN-10: 1434640191
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The Story of Little Black Mingo
2006 - The Story of Little Black Mingo [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781406507706
ISBN-10: 1406507709
Genre: Children's Books
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The Story of Little Babaji
2005 - The Story of Little Babaji (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781857141382
ISBN-10: 1857141385
Genre: Children's Books
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The Boy and the Tigers
2004 - The Boy and the Tigers [Little Golden Book] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780375827198
ISBN-10: 0375827196
Genre: Children's Books
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Le grand courage de Petit Babaji
1998 - Le Grand Courage De Petit Babaji [French Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782227712744
ISBN-10: 2227712740
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Little Black Sambo Story Book
1983 - Little Black Sambo Story Book (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780899662985
ISBN-10: 0899662986
Genres: Children's Books, Substores
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Little Black Samb Gb
1978 - Little Black Samb Gb (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780448131375
ISBN-10: 0448131374
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The Story of the Little Black Sambo
1965 - The Story of the Little Black Sambo (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780701100223
ISBN-10: 0701100222
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The Story of Sambo and the Twins
The Story of Sambo and the Twins (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701100247
ISBN-10: 0701100249
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Story of Little Black Mingo
Story of Little Black Mingo (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780701100254
ISBN-10: 0701100257
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The Story of Little Black Quasha
The Story of Little Black Quasha (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780701100261
ISBN-10: 0701100265
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The Story of Little Black Bobtail
The Story of Little Black Bobtail (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701100285
ISBN-10: 0701100281
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Story of Little White Squibba
Story of Little White Squibba (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701100292
ISBN-10: 070110029X
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Little Kim
Little Kim (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857552416
ISBN-10: 1857552415
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