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Book Title: Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse, and Was Eaten by a Lion: A Cautionary Tale|
The author of the book: Hilaire Belloc
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Reader ratings: 7.2
Edition: Little Brown and Company
Date of issue: March 1st 1987
ISBN 13: 9780316138154
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 771 KB
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Well, so much for a spoiler alert. The title pretty much says it all. And if it doesn't make you smile - then for God's sake - STAY AWAY from this book!!! - instead of whining about how it's not appropriate for children!
Jim is one melancholy looking tot, even though he gets tea and cakes and chocolate with pink inside(?). He even gets a trip to the zoo, though THIS zoo has enough rules to gag a python. Children are not permitted to hum, whistle, or giggle. Excitement of any sort is prohibited. There are EVEN rules for the animals! No trumpeting. No stampeding. No constricting. And definitely no ostentatious mating displays!
Is it any wonder Jim decides to slip his nanny's hand and go looking for some fun? And if you can't stand when bad things happen to cartoon children, you'd best cover your eyes for the rest of the book.
The illustrations are detailed, yet not fussy. There are lift-the-flaps and one big pop-up.
Even the endpapers are decorated with charming, embroidered samplers spouting folksy wisdom like, "Early to bed and early to rise makes a boy healthy, wealthy and quieter than usual", and MY next cross-stitch project, "Children should be eaten and not heard."
In short, this is a perfect book for a child who is not easily disturbed, or perhaps a child who is already disturbed.
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Read information about the authorJoseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters, and political activist. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G.K. Chesterton.
He was President of the Oxford Union and later MP for Salford from 1906 to 1910. He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man.