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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Cautionary Tales for Children: One wonders who, with options wide would name their screaming, new born baby Clyde?

I love all the illustrations as well. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. See acutionary customer images. The only problem with this free download is that it only includes the text; it leaves out the original Blackwood illustrations and the later Edward Gorey illustrations, both of which which definitely added an extra something special to Belloc’s great writing.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What about a child burning to death in a house fire? It is the business of the wealthy man To give employment to the artisan.

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My biggest criticism is that the two most boring tales, in which the children are merely reprimanded instead of dying horribly, are put right at the back, so the book ends on a bit of a flat note. Or Even Hilaire — a name so florid, French, and rude, Seems pre-destined to start a feud. No wonder that he shouted Hi! There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Our favorite toys for everyone on your list. Let that be a lesson to you, young reader, not to be disobedient.


And always keep ahold of nurse For fear of finding something worse. In the English version the cautiinary story I really liked was the one about lying.

It drove his Colleagues raving wild! No animal will more repay A treatment kind and fair; At least so lonely people say Who keep a frog and, by the way, They are extremely rare.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Mar 23, Kimberly rated it really liked it. Jim–Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion.

Start reading Cautionary Tales for Children on your Kindle in under a minute. Jim, Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion. 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.

Sep 15, Kwoomac rated it really liked it Shelves: Many years ago when I was a kid, there were a lot of programmes on PBS to encourage kids and others to read. Share your thoughts with other customers. Cautionady is the stuff of formative childhood memories. A Hint at harmless little jobs Would shake him with convulsive sobs.

If only more parents read this to their little hooligans they might learn taales be bad in more original ways. So if you and your kids can stand to face reality, this book has it in singing cadence, clever rhymes and spades what you use to dig graves with.

Wikisource has original text related to this article: I liked the basic, no-color drawings and the way each page’s picture was boxed, with bits coming over the fales. Belloc would be angry with this: The English version of Struwwelpeter.

Cautionary Tales for Children: Hilaire Belloc, Edward Gorey: : Books

And is it True? Of course, few do. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. The previously unpublished illustrations cautiobary convey texture, such as the clothing of the myriad physicians called in to help poor Henry King who swallowed string, and the expressions of the self-satisfied adults seem so earnestly and seriously drawn as to make the whole that much more humorous.


It’s a delightful book for children of all ages, and Gorey’s drawings are, as always, magnificent and sublime. However, the proper, full text by Hilaire Belloc, also ought include the following additional four stories or five, depending on how you count poor Lundy.

Some of my favourite quotes: I need to still find the one with illustrations by Edward Gorey. This kindle version is free, and it can be read during a visit to Starbucks. Thanks to Cecily for pointing me to this book! cqutionary

Cautionary Tales for Children, by Hilaire Belloc

As its title says, this book is full of gory poems celebrating the gruesome punishments deaths! Be the first to ask a question about Cautionary Tales for Children.

He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man. Or Inspire a Belle Edward of francs and also quids, to scribble moral poems to reckless, dirty kids.

There were no illustrations in my copy and the little verses but amusing, but pretty gruesome and certainly not suitable for children! Cautionary Tales for Children falls somewhere between Ogden Nash poems and The Gashleycrumb Tiniesbeing a series of extremely British humorous poems about bellpc things happening to disobedient young’uns.