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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Sometime this past week I wanted to read a book but I had half an hour before I knew I was going to conk out and also I didn’t feel like committing to anything, so I did the thing I’ve been been doing a lot lately when I feel like that, which is reach for an Edward Gorey book. This kindle version is free, and it can be read during a visit to Starbucks.

Aug 23, Darwin8u rated it really liked it Ttales ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I liked the basic, no-color drawings and the way each page’s picture was boxed, with bits coming over the edges. If only more parents read this to their little hooligans they might learn to be bad in more original ways. It’s a delightful book for children of all ages, and Talew drawings are, as always, magnificent and sublime.

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Matilda, Who told Lies, and was Burned to Death. The first were published in as parodies of earlier fare. Unfortunately this particular publishing is extremely disappointing and substandard.


Showing of 61 reviews. Who chewed bits of String, and was early cut off in Dreadful Agonies” my favoriteand “Matilda: Gorey didn’t just illustrate these tales by major English literatus Belloc; he is credited with rediscovering them. Not that I was ever scared by these tales, perhaps in taless because each one opens with a spoiler, and thereafter, I knew them anyway.

Buy the selected items together This item: After reading the review of my GR friend Orinoco Womble, I downloaded this little freebie and read it today.

Mar 23, Kimberly nelloc it really liked it.

Cautionary Tales for Children. It’s worth flipping through just for the titles: Like his Bad Child’s Book of Beaststhis short collection will make you laugh out loud while reading it. Oct 31, Nancy rated it caautionary liked it. Many years ago when I was a kid, there were a lot of programmes on PBS to encourage kids and others to read. What about a child burning to death in a house fire?

I wish Edward Gorey had created illustrations for all 12 poems. This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat My rating is missing csutionary few stars, for this book is missing a few chapters.

The black and white illustrations are You can find the complete book, with illustrations, online at Google Books or Project Gutenburg. I love all the illustrations as well.

Let that be a lesson to you, eblloc reader, not to be disobedient. Stick with your parents when they tell you to do so.

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View all 5 comments. This is a hilaire-ious book! View all 13 comments. Or Cautuonary Hilaire — cautiomary name so florid, French, and rude, Seems pre-destined to start a feud. The art is refined and genteel-never gory. Aug cauyionary, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. M Thanks to Cecily for pointing me to this book!


If you and the kids in your life like Belloc’s verse, then buy a print or e-book version with the original Blackwood or Edward Gorey illustrations. The last of which stories, about Charles, seems not to fit with Gorey’s somewhat gory themed books, for it contains the lone story of redemption, a lone example of exemplary virtue in a child.

I remember always asking my Grandpa to read it to me whenever I stayed over night. Designed for the Admonition of Children between the ages of eight and fourteen years is a children’s book written by Hilaire Belloc.

Jim, Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion. You can find the complete book, with illustrations, online at Google Books or Project Gutenburg. cautionaru

Cautionary Tales for Children

Wikisource has original text related to this article: Caitionary illustration by Edward Gorey are a This volume has only 7 of the 12 cautionary tales that Hilaire Belloc wrote – which I discovered after reading reviews here, realizing I hadn’t read all 12, and doing some Googling.

Refresh and try bellov. No wonder Jim detested it! One is silly and outrageous and the other is If you’re not familiar with this classic book, download this free Kindle version to check it out.

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