Cautionary Verses by Hilaire Belloc

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It is a book of poems, verses and short stories. It is nominally for kids Cautionary Verses book has a rather dark undertone so I doubt all parents would consider it suitable for children. My favorite segment was the cautionary short stories for each letter of the alphabet with an accompanying moral that /5.

This item: Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Verses by Hilaire Belloc Paperback $ Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by FREE Shipping on orders over $ Details. Cautionary Tales & Bad Child's Book of Beasts (Dover Children's Classics) by /5(13).

In his "Beasts", "Cautionary Tales" and "Peers" verses, Belloc achieves a delightful synthesis of the fearless straight-ahead gaze of childhood (in the tradition of "The Story of Augustus, Who Would Not Eat His Soup") with the style of absolutely dead-pan English humor (e.g.

Stephen Potter's "Gamesmanship")/5(17). Hilaire Belloc is one of the most important writers of the 20th century. At turns reviled or revered, depending on the audience, he was a razor sharp social commenter and a master of both poetry and prose who continues to captivate readers.

The verses in Belloc’s “Bad Child’s Book of Beasts” and “More Beasts for Worse Children” are clever, but, to me, they lack the inspired nonsense of the “Cautionary Tales,” and the Author: Calvin Tomkins.

Buy Cautionary Verses New Ed by Belloc, Hilaire (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). The republicationof these verses in one handsome volume is cause for rejoicing, especially among wise children, who will judge this edition of Cautionary Verses to be the ideal book for the education and edification of Cautionary Verses book : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Hilaire Belloc's cautionary verses: illustrated album edition Item Preview remove-circle Hilaire Belloc's cautionary verses: illustrated album edition by Belloc, Hilaire. Publication date Topics Children's poetry, Children's poetry, English. Publisher New York: A.A.

Knopf. Description of the book "Cautionary Verses": This funny and nostalgic collection of cautionary verses read by Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis includes the one on Matilda who told such dreadful lies, Rebecca who slammed doors for fun and Jim who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion.

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Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read CAUTIONARY VERSES. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Cautionary Verses book Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Cautionary Tales for Children Author: Hilaire Belloc Illustrator: Basil T.

Blackwood Release Date: December 5, [EBook #] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO Full text of "Hilaire Belloc's cautionary verses: Manufactured in the United States of America CONTENTS CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN Illustrated by B. T.B. Introduction 3 Jim, Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion 5 Henry King, Who chewed bits of String, and was early cut off in Dreadful Agonies 1 3 Matilda, Who told Lies.

About CAUTIONARY VERSES. This volume contains all of the old favorites over which Hilaire Belloc’s admirers have been chuckling since the end of the 19th century—and the original illustrations by B.T.B.

and Nicolas Bentley. It also contains many later verses in the same sly vein. CAUTIONARY VERSES by Hilaire Belloc Book Resume: This volume contains all of the old favorites over which Hilaire Belloc’s admirers have been chuckling since the end of the 19th century—and the original illustrations by B.T.B.

and Nicolas Bentley. It also contains many later verses in the same sly vein. The republicationof these verses in one handsome volume is cause for rejoicing, especially among wise children, who will judge this edition of Cautionary Verses to be the ideal book for the education and edification of their parents.

The republicationof these verses in one handsome volume is cause for rejoicing, especially among wise children, who will judge this edition of Cautionary Verses to be the ideal book for the education and edification of their : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Hilaire Belloc is considered one of the most controversial and accomplished men of letters of early 20th-century England. An author whose writings continue to draw either the deep admiration or bitter contempt of readers, he was an outspoken proponent of radical social and economic reforms, all grounded in his vision of Europe as a “Catholic society.”.

OCLC Number: Description: unnumbered pages: illustrations ; 18 cm: Contents: Cautionary tales for children --New cautionary tales --The bad child's book of beasts --More beasts for worse children --More Peers --A moral sibility: Hilaire Belloc ; illustrated by Q.

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Other Titles: Cautionary verses. All about Cautionary Verses by Hilaire Belloc. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers ("The Bad Child's Book of Beasts" and "More Beasts for Worse Children"), and cautionary tales for obnoxious kids.

The morals typically take the form either of an outsize fate, or instructions which clearly reflect an adult's /5(7). I was raised on these lovely tales and other verses by Hilaire Belloc. My favorite of all the Cautionary Verses is 'John Vavasoeur de Quentin Jones' (who was very fond of throwing stones).

It is not included in this book and is quite hard to find. Perhaps there is a copyright problem I don't know.3/5(13). The republicationof these verses in one handsome volume is cause for rejoicing, especially among wise children, who will judge this edition of Cautionary Verses to be the ideal book for the education and edification of their parents.

Category: Humor Jim Who Ran. Read "Cautionary Verses for Childish Adults" by Sean O'Neill available from Rakuten Kobo. From the dangers of eating cabbage to the inadvisability of rotten eggs, from punch-ups at a village fair to larceny, fo Brand: Sean O'neill.

Cautionary Verses by Hilaire Belloc starting at $ Cautionary Verses has 5 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace VINTAGE Usual signs of a well read book but good overall. This is a hilarious book, with its cautionary verses, such as 'Sarah Byng who could not read and was tossed into a thorny hedge by a bull' or'Godolphin Horne who was cursed with the sin of pride and became a bootblack'/5(2).

Cautionary Verses by Hilaire Belloc starting at $ Cautionary Verses has 7 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. But if Belloc's verses are satirical, that's not coming through in this recording, which seems genuinely aimed at children rather than adults with a healthy sense of irony.

The production is further hampered by the excessive repetition of a single musical phrase between. A cautionary tale is a tale told in folklore, to warn its listener of a are three essential parts to a cautionary tale, though they can be introduced in a large variety of ways. First, a taboo or prohibition is stated: some act, location, or thing is said to be dangerous.

Then, the narrative itself is told: someone disregarded the warning and performed the forbidden act. Duckworth, Complete e. Hardcover. Used; Good. No dust jacket. Spine creased. Hinges weak. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service.

Bookbarn International Inventory # Cautionary Verses. Hilaire Belloc; Quentin Blake; this collection of poems is a truly unforgettable book of moral instruction.

Take heed from the lessons learnt by Matilda, Who told lies and was Burned to Death, Jim, Who ran away from his nurse wand was eaten by a Lion, and Rebecca, Who slammed doors for Fun and Perished Miserably. Cautionary Verses has for more than 75 years been the adult's favorite children's book and the children's favorite adult book.

Can there be a father who is not smiles all over when he reads to his children at bedtime the dreadful tale of Jim Who Ran Away From His Nurse And Was Eaten By A Lion. "Author:Belloc, Hilaire. Cautionary Verses. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard.

Book Binding:N/A. World of Books USA was founded in Cautionary definition, of the nature of or containing a warning: cautionary advice; a cautionary tale. See more. Cautionary Verses by Belloc, Hilaire and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Happily Never After.

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Witty, memorable, and always instructive, many generations have laughed and learned with Matilda the liar, and Jim, who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion/5().

"Cautionary Tales", humorous poems with an implausible moral, are the most widely known of Hilaire Belloc's writings. Supposedly for children, they, like Lewis Carroll's works, are more to adult and satirical tastes. Here, Joyce Grenfell reads a selection. Hilaire Belloc's famous Cautionary Verses was first published in and has remained a constant favourite amongst adults and children ever since.

Witty, memorable and always instructive, many generations have laughed and learned with Matilda, who told such dreadful lies, Rebecca, who slammed doors for fun and Jim, who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion. CSA is proud Author: Hilaire Belloc. Cautionary Verses by Belloc and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Hillary Belloc's Cautionary Verses out of 5 based on 0 ratings.

2 reviews. KLmesoftly on LibraryThing: More than 1 year ago This is a wonderful book full of illustrations and verse designed to amuse and caution us all and leaves us with a moral tale of 'Charles', who shows us 'what Everybody might become by simply doing right.' /5(2).Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Public Library: Cautionary Verses by Hilaire Belloc (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay!

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