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The Birthday Book of Balu

STEEDMAN, Amy; JACOBS, Helen (illus.)

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A Christian missionary story that centres around the birthday of a young boy in India. One of the lesser known titles by Chritian Children's author Steedman. Referenced as an excellent story for Sunday School in "The Child's Knowledge of God" by Reverend T. Grigg-Smith, 1920 (p. 208). Also contains illustration "Tings as They Are" by Amy Wilson Carmichael. Today, the book stands out as a significant example of how the colonial project was communicated to Western children to be a part of Western cultural mythos.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Church Missionary Society
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1916
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    47 p. 18 x 28 cm. Includes numerous 3-tone illustrations by Helen Jacobs. Red cloth spine and decorated paper boards. Spine faded, loose and worn. Corners bumped. Bookplate for United Church of Canada, 1926. Foxing, thumbing, and a few unobtrusive pencil marks in a child's hand.