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Western clock forbidding the use of traditional methods while the king in The Barber of Sari Ann outlaws all shaving after he himself has an accidentBut although Bennett s intent is clear enough I found myself mostly unamused by and uninterested in his poems and tales They struck me as either vaguely racist albeit in the manner of unconscious condenscension than overt prejudice or tired and in the manner of unconscious condenscension than overt prejudice or tired and His poems didn t read very well and his language in general was larded with purposefully anachronist vocabulary lots of Ye Olde this and that which
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found rather The only selection I found genuinely enjoyable was the poem A Jest of Little John in which Little John of Sherwood entertains the young daughter of the Sheriff of Nottingham one May day but then I ve always had a weakness for anything Robin Hood relatedDespite this notable exception my overall reaction to the text of The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo was less than enthusiastic and I cannot imagine it will have much interest other than to the children s literature scholar or Newbery completist Judged on this basis alone I probably would have awarded it two stars What saved the experience for me were the many delightful silhouettes which were genuinely entertaining Fans of this style of art might want to track this one down as it contains of this style of art might want to track this one down as it contains fine examples Now if only I could actually track down a copy of this out of print book So far have tried 4 libraries and inter library loan with no luck If this were written 20 years later it would be called The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo and Other Stories However if it were written that much later it wouldn t have won an award and would likely not have been published The first story is uite racist and throws huge misrepresentations on important aspects of the Chinese language and culture The fact that the lady was named Ting a Ling says it allAbout 12 of the stories are poems and the author is good at rhyming and most of the rest are ust regular stories There is near the end a story which is actually written in the form of a play and one of the stories is ust picturesAll the pictures are silhouettes and all of the stories are stupid Some are very prejudice and all are very inaccurate One of the stories was also way too hard to read considering the maturity is about the level of 2nd grade while the words were in middle English no kidding Yuck Well that was interesting Most of the stories were funny but derogatory However while the stereotypes could be a bit much the author did make fun of people of all colors and cultures I liked the poems better than the stories Also the silhouette artwork was the real stand out. Iddler Ben Ali the Egyptian Granger Grind and Farmer Mellow How Cats Came to Purr Ye Ballad of Scullion Jack Hans the Otherwise Ye Olde Tyme Tayle The Merry Pieman and the Don's Daughter The Basket How It All End. Ersian Columbus we return to the caliphate of Chunder abad dad learn the caliph s name is
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Al Huck Berri and find him verifying that the earth is round12 The Barber of Sari Ann poem about barber who due to royal edict may not shave so contrives a plan to remove beards without a razor13 Fritz the Master Fiddler Fritz s broken fiddle earns him a royal wife14 Ben Ali the Egyptian another tale of tricking the ruler out of his money15 Granger Grind and Farmer the ruler out of his money15 Granger Grind and Farmer short pointless poem16 How Cats Came to Purr cat swallows a coffee grinder17 Ye Ballad of Scullion Jack yet another poem telling how a nobody won a royal wife18 Hans the Otherwise young man wins himself a fortune by his wits19 Ye Olde Tyme Tayle written in fake Middle English20 The Merry Pieman and the Don s Daughter baker wins a wife21 The Basket short play whose moral seems to be to bear your lot in life without aspiration22 How It All Ended story in pictural silhouettes that involves two knights chopping themselves into piecesI read this for my 2017 Reading Challenge and for my Newbery Challenge Read the full review here Fairy tales and poems A Newbery Award honor book for 1929I wish it was still in print A collection of stories and fables that won a Newbery Honor but has not aged very well One of six titles chosen as a Newbery Honor book in 1929 The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo a collection of seventeen poems and short stories is an example of what I like to think of as a Wonder Book in honor of Nathaniel Hawthorne s 1852 retelling of the classical myths A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys uite popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries these collections often presented fantastic stories popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries these collections often presented fantastic stories well as both traditional and original fairy tales the latter often set in an imaginary Far and Middle East as light hearted bedtime fare Such is certainly the case here with selections set in China the titular poem The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo and the imaginary Persian city of Chunder abad dad The Astonishing Story of the Caliph s Clock and The Persian Columbus apparently first invented by Elizabeth Gaskell in her nineteenth century novel CranfordThese selections would undoubtedly fall under the rubric of Orientalism as conceived by scholar Edward Said as they rely on a heavily stereotyped view of Asian and Persian peoples although it must be said that with a few notable exceptions the characters found in the western tales are no less silly Indeed these tales and the two hundred comical silhouettes that accompany them are obviously intended as humorous nonsense The Caliph in The Astonishing Story of the Caliph s Clock attempts to remake time with 'Haggin Abijah's Fourth of July Little Peter and the Giant A Jest of Little John The Land of the Impossible The Cat the Cow the Dog and the Dairymaid The Persian Columbus The Barber of Sari Ann Fritz the Master A collection of very funny stories and poems Not for every child but some parents and children would get a kick out of this one I would love to own a copy I uite liked this one It was nonsensical fairy tales in all the right ways A decent number of lines were laugh worthy and I loved the roundabout logic that most of the characters used For example if a clock is THAT expensive CLEARLY it must tell proper time Case closed The stories alternated between using poetry and not I was able to enjoy the poetry as well I m not a poetry person but it was nice to get breaks I do think the stories were where the author really shined in wit I m very fond Spoilers aheadThe Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo with seventeen laughable tales is a Newbery Honor book from 1929 and I m not really sure HOW to begin hint I m not laughing Going into my Newbery Challenge I suspected that I d find several of the books problematic by today s politically correct I should add that I love some of these incorrect booksstories case in point Little Black Sambo standards and that than a few probably wouldn t find publication today for a multitude of reasons The 2nd caveat doesn t really affect my enjoyment of the book but the first does This book I think falls under both This book contains seventeen short stories intermingled with several poems I book I think falls under both This book contains seventeen short stories intermingled with several poems I most of them problematic and found little to like let alone love Here they are1 The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo Chinese laundryman with very long pigail on which he dries laundry falls in love with the baker s beautiful daughter Ting a Ling Look at the bloody names2 The Astonishing Story of the Caliph s Clock set in the kingdom of Chunder abad dad this one has a Yankee peddler selling clocks and daylight savings time to the gullible caliph3 Ye Lily Maiden a Yankee peddler selling clocks and daylight savings time to the gullible caliph3 Ye Lily Maiden Ye Lyttel Taylor Boye do we really have to do this to English4 The Story of the Fool Who Was Willing this is one of the good tales the fool is named Willing and he happens to be willing I like puns and wordplay5 The Proud Miss O Haggin very short pointless poem6 Abijah s Fourth of July another short poem which is funny because a boy blows himself to bits7 Little Peter and the Giant a small man ourneys with a poet and uses his wits to win himself a kingdom and the poet a wife another good one8 A Jest of his wits to win himself a kingdom and the poet a wife another good one8 A Jest of John poem in which Little John entertains the daughter of the Nottingham s sheriff and then collects the reward for her rescue9 The Land of the Impossible a udge who is also a robber is too good at both not funny10 The Cat the Cow the Dog and the Dairymaid poem involving spilt milk and a trial to determine damages to the cow maid and milk11 The Contains seventeen poems and short stories The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo The Astonishing Story of the Caliph's Clock Ye Lily Maiden and Ye Lyttel Taylor Boye The Story of the Fool Who Was Willing The Proud Miss

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