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Tending the heart of virtue : how classic stories awaken a child's moral imagination

Author: Vigen Guroian
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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This study illuminates the complex ways in which fairy tales and fantasies educate the moral imagination from earliest childhood. It argues that these tales capture the meaning of morality through the struggle between good and evil.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Guroian, Vigen.
Tending the heart of virtue.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97045885
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vigen Guroian
ISBN: 9780195117875 0195117875 9786610655304 6610655308
OCLC Number: 252621333
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 198 pages)
Contents: 1. Awakening the Moral Imagination ; 2. On Becoming a Real Human Child: Pinocchio ; 3. Love and Immortality in The Velveteen Rabbit and The Little Mermaid ; 4. Friends and Mentors in The Wind in the Willows, Charlotte's Web, and Bambi ; 5. Evil and Redemption in The Snow Queen and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ; 6. Heroines of Faith and Courage: Princess Irene in The Princess and the Goblin and Lucy in Prince Caspian ; Conclusion: A Bibliographical Essay
Responsibility: Vigen Guroian.
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This is a book written primarily for parents, though it may be read with prophet by others. It builds upon and answers to current interest in moral education and the rearing of children. And Read more...

 
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