cover image Cautionary Tales for Children

Cautionary Tales for Children

Hilaire Belloc. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $16 (72pp) ISBN 978-0-15-100715-8

Edward Gorey discovered these darkly humorous verses by Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) and created never-before-published drawings to accompany them in Cautionary Tales for Children. The pithy rhymes make examples out of ""Jim, who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion,"" and ""Matilda, who told lies, and was Burned to Death,"" among others.