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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Guroian illuminates the complex ways in which fairy tales and fantasies educate the moral imagination from earliest childhood. Examining a wide range of stories - from Pinocchio and The Little Mermaid to Charlotte's Web, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Wind in the Willows, and the Narnia Chronicles - he argues that these tales capture the meaning of morality through vivid depictions of the struggle between good and evil,
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vigen Guroian
ISBN: 0195117875 9780195117875 9780195152647 0195152646
OCLC Number: 37980699
Language Note: English.
Description: xii, 198 pages ; 22 cm
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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