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The morals of monster stories : essays on children's picture book messages

Author: Leslie Ormandy
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A child's life most likely does not feature supernatural characters -"monsters" such as vampires or sea serpents etc. This is the first collected edition to ask what morals are offered to children  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Ormandy
ISBN: 9781476627694 147662769X
OCLC Number: 1000048143
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments ; Preface ; Introduction ; Part 1: Monstrous Instructors; My Monster ABCs What Can A(bominable Snowmen) to Z(ombies) Teach Our Kids (Carla Kungl); Green Legs and Hands: The Lorax as a Medievalist Morality Tale (Corwin R. Baden); Monsters in the Closet: Narrative Therapy and Fairy Tales (Lisa LeBlanc and Carla B. Morrissey); Part 2: Normalization of the "Other"; "Let the wild rumpus start!"Adventures in Acceptance and Understanding: Picture Books and the Other (Kelly F. Franklin) "You can't get rid of the Babadook": The Supertextual Supernatural (Lloyd Isaac Vayo)Monsters Like Us (Gerald Raymond Gordon); Part 3: Fostering Heteronormativity, Agency and Racial Superiority; The Scars of Dracula: Count Dracula and the Undead Meaning in Children's Early Readers (Simon Bacon); Misogyny, Monsters and Malice: Dismantling Troy Cummings' The Notebook of Doom Series (Holly A. Wheeler); Part 4: Evolving Monsters; Ogress, Fairy, Sorceress, Witch: Supernatural Surrogates and the Monstrous Mother in Variants of "Rapunzel" (Melissa Mullins) Swimming with Serpents: Dismantling Boundaries in Sea Monsters Picture Books (Rebecca A. Brown)Part 5: Monstrous Monsters; The House That Drac Built: Faith-Based Qualms About Halloween Picture Books (Corwin R. Baden); Wicked "Others": Christian Conservatism and the Rejection of the Supernatural (Brenda S. Gardenour Walter); Part 6: Moral Agencies; The Fantastic in the Everyday Growing Up with the Mysteries of Harris Burdick (Mariaelena Dibenigno); Crossing the Threshold: Ghosts and Haunted Houses as Moral Messengers (Brenda S. Gardenour Walter)
Responsibility: edited by Leslie Ormandy.

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"Monsters in picture books may at first not seem like a topic worthy of academic study. But this collection suggests otherwise. Ormandy presents a variety of analytical essays that apply literary Read more...

 
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