The Story of Little Black Sambo
Author: Helen Bannerman
Illustrator: Christopher Bing
BANNERMAN, Helen. The Story of Little Black Sambo. Illustrations by Christopher Bing. Brooklyn: Handprint, 2003. 4to, pp. Color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on every page. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the artist, Caldecott Honor artist Christopher Bing, on the facsimile bookplate printed on the endpaper.
First Bing-illustrated edition. This award-winning reimagining of Bannerman’s 1902 story replaces the author’s original caricature-like depiction of indigenous Indians with a beautifully painted young African boy and his parents as well as fearsome tigers!