Books by Hilaire Belloc

POETRY
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"WARNING: CONTAINS A DANGEROUS BEAST AND A MISERABLE END." Read full book review >
CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN by Hilaire Belloc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, his gothic sensibility made him the perfect illustrator for them, and Lemony Snicket fans will undoubtedly swoon with delight. (Poetry. 9-11)"
Typically deadpan, previously unpublished scenes of Victorian ladies, gents, and children decorate seven of Belloc's savage little ditties, including "Henry King, Who Chewed Bits Of String, And Was Early Cut Off In Dreadful Agonies," "Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse, And Was Eaten By A Lion," and the ever-popular "Matilda, Who Told Lies, And Was Burned To Death." Read full book review >
MATILDA, by Hilaire Belloc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

A gruesome tale that originally appeared in Cautionary Verses (1941)—a seriocomic fable along the lines of ``The Boy Who Cried Wolf''; the humor is in Belloc's spritely cadence and his preposterous exaggeration. Read full book review >