Cautionary Tales for Children


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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002
For readers of any age, a witty and strikingly irreverent collection of moral guidance
Most notable among prolific English satirist Hilaire Belloc's writings are the sharp and clever admonishments he composed for children.
Collected here and illustrated to wonderful haunting effect by Edward Gorey, these short, funny pieces offer moral instruction for all types of mischief makers—from a certain young Jim, "who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion," to the tale of Matilda, "who told lies and was burned to death”—and add up to a delightful read for any fan of Roald Dahl or Shel Silverstein. ---from the publisher
72 pages                      978-0151007158                     Ages 13 and up

Keywords: poetry, dark humor, mischief, 13 macabre, humorous poetry

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