The Resource Cautionary tales for children, Hilaire Belloc ; rediscovered and illustrated by Edward Gorey

Cautionary tales for children, Hilaire Belloc ; rediscovered and illustrated by Edward Gorey

Label
Cautionary tales for children
Title
Cautionary tales for children
Statement of responsibility
Hilaire Belloc ; rediscovered and illustrated by Edward Gorey
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: One of Hilaire Belloc's most famous works, "Cautionary Tales for Children" satirizes a genre of admonitory children's literature popular in England in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The seven stories contained in this work are macabre parodies of childhood lessons, and will entertain more sophisticated readers who can appreciate these tales of disproportionate punishment. Presented in a classic picture book style, illustrators have captured the foibles of children like Jim, who let go of his nurse's hand and was eaten by a lion; Matilda, who told lies, and was burned to death; and Henry King who swallowed string. The consequences range from naughty children being whimsically eaten by lions, to stern reprimands for a boy who fires a loaded gun at his sister. Originally written nearly a century ago, Belloc's sprightly verses are a quick and cathartic read for teenagers, and reflect a trend of literature that is still popular today
Cataloging source
DLC
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1870-1953
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Belloc, Hilaire
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6003.E45
LC item number
C34 2002
Literary form
non fiction
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1925-2000
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Gorey, Edward
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  • Conduct of life
  • Children's poetry, English
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Cautionary tales for children, Hilaire Belloc ; rediscovered and illustrated by Edward Gorey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jim, who let go of his nurse's hand and was eaten by a lion -- Henry King, who chewed bits of string, and was early cut off in dreadful agonies -- Matilda, who told lies, and was burned to death -- Franklin Hyde, who caroused in the dirt, and was corrected by his uncle -- Godolphin Horne, who was cursed with the sin of pride, and became a boot-black -- Algernon, who played with a loaded gun, and, on missing his sister, was reprimanded by his father -- Hildrebrand, who was frightened by a passing motor, and was brought to reason
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780151007158
Lccn
2002007963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49922329
Label
Cautionary tales for children, Hilaire Belloc ; rediscovered and illustrated by Edward Gorey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jim, who let go of his nurse's hand and was eaten by a lion -- Henry King, who chewed bits of string, and was early cut off in dreadful agonies -- Matilda, who told lies, and was burned to death -- Franklin Hyde, who caroused in the dirt, and was corrected by his uncle -- Godolphin Horne, who was cursed with the sin of pride, and became a boot-black -- Algernon, who played with a loaded gun, and, on missing his sister, was reprimanded by his father -- Hildrebrand, who was frightened by a passing motor, and was brought to reason
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780151007158
Lccn
2002007963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49922329

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