Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Great Regulars: Canadian publisher Pamela McColl released her

edition of the 1823 poem, which is attributed to Moore, last month, drawing widespread criticism from anti-censorship groups. Her version cuts two lines from the poem--the description of St Nicholas which runs "The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,/And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath"--as well as redrawing the illustration to remove the pipe and smoke from around the character.

McColl, who published the book through her own company, Grafton and Scratch, is an anti-smoking campaigner, and believes children's books which feature smoking should include parental warnings.

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: Santa's pipe put out in new edition of children's classic


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