stripe Posted February 16, 2012 Share Posted February 16, 2012 This is a longshot but here goes. Have any of you read Eve Garnett's Further Adventures of the Family from One End Street? I bought the first in the One End Street series and my kids loved it. I then bought the second one over the internet and the packaging came apart and the book was lost. While the bookstore refunded me, that left me without the book! So I got it from ILL, intending to surprise my kids, But I opened it up and one chapter name is "Ten Little N--- Boys." Yes, that n-word. It turns out it's about their sow having ten black babies. Er. The phrase is used a few times when referring to the piglets. I was aghast. I just cannot read that. And I am afraid if I read it, my son will see it because he always looks over my shoulder when I'm reading aloud. I can't change the title of a chapter -- that is too obvious a switch. The ILL copy is a hardback. Does anyone know if there is another edition without this word? It really made me sad that there's this ugly problem with an otherwise darling series. I found a copy of book #3 in the series at least. I am not asking for people's opinions about the n-word, obviously whoever wants to post on here about that may, but I am just curious if it were ever altered in a way like Mary Poppins was, in later printings. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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