Epaminondas and His Auntie (Classic Reprint) [Sara Cone Bryant] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Excerpt from Epaminondas and His. THE STORY OF EPAMINONDAS AND HIS AUNTIE [A Southern nonsense tale.] Epaminondas used to go to see his Auntie ‘most every day, and she nearly. Epaminondas and His Auntie has 47 ratings and 11 reviews. Joyce said: I have this book in my collection for many reasons. It’s been censored repeatedly.

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I was really happy when Epossumondas by Coleen Salley was published telling the tale and removing the racist stereotypes of another time. Being the librarian in the family makes me the holder of books The pictures and language are from a time I’d like to believe is epaminondqs gone.

The six mince pies sat cooling in a row on the doorstep. When he got home his Mammy looked at the thing on the end of the string, and she said,– “My laws a-massy!


By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The way to carry cake is to wrap it all up nice in some leaves and put it in your hat, and put your hat epamknondas your head, and come along home. And, do you know, children, nobody knows what happened next!

My brother and I thought it was hilarious as well as another book called Amelia Bedelia about a young white maid who similarly took instructions literally with disastrous results. In this manner I can tell whether the comment was meant for me and that it is not just spam. The bottom right corner of epaminondae cover is very slightly buffed see pictures. We just aint’ got the sense we was born with! Published by Houghton Mifflin Co. If you hold cake tightly in your fist it will crumble to bits, or even that there is something wrong once it happens.


I remember this book very well from my childhood. That’s no way to carry cake.

And that our lives aand lived under that shadow, and sometimes we then, even become to believe it ourselves. These stories draw on a long folk tradition of numbskull tales that can be found in many parts of the world such as the Scandinavian Ole and Lena stories on a Prairie Home Companion. Magenta Periwinkle rated it anf was amazing Feb 20, Pretty soon the butter began to melt.

Mar 04, The rated it it was amazing. That ain’t the way to carry a puppy-dog! The majority of the people targeted for coercive sterilization in the US were black and native american. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Epaminondas, what you got on the end of that string? Very good Time left: I think that it had to do with the fact that:. No child is born a racist, an angry activist, or with the feeling of racial superiority, or inferiority, those are taught to them by adults and passed from child to child and generation to generation. I guess I just do not find anything that can remotely considered racial humor funny, because someone somewhere is guaranteed to get hurt, or offended and that for me is enough to feel that it should not be encouraged.

The stories’ texts focus on and derive their humor from the problem of miscommunication between adults and children.

Epaminondas and His Auntie

Lovely illustrations by A E Kennedy that face each page Small tears on edge of dust jacket. And it gave epaninondas a new appreciation for the wide variety of stories that people love for a wide variety of reasons. Next day Epaminondas went to see his Auntie, and she gave him a pound of butter for his Mammy; fine, fresh, sweet butter.


One day she gave him a big piece of cake; nice, yellow, rich gold-cake. Browse Related Browse Related.

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I do read all comments, but will only answer, or allow to be displayed those which adress me by name, refer to the epaminindas by name in the comment, or that have been sent through the proper channels. Like Helen Bannerman ‘s The Story of Little Black Sambowhich was originally written about a boy from Southern India but was later illustrated in many printings with stereotypes of African-Americansthe Epaminondas books have been criticised as having racist overtones and stereotypes.

Susan Blackmon rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Epaminondas and his mammy’s umbrella. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Anx Egan, Constance book Illustrated by A E Kennedy Epaminondas and his mammy’s umbrella Original owner has coloured in a headscarf as pictured, two red lines on one picture as pictured Epaminondas, what you got there?

Nov 04, Brad rated it liked it Shelves: Then Epaminondas’ Mammy put on her bonnet and her shawl and took a basket in her hand and went away to see Auntie.