The Children S Ghost Story In America

Author: Sean Ferrier-Watson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476629080
Size: 39.80 MB
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 Ghost stories have played a prominent role in childhood. Circulated around playgrounds and whispered in slumber parties, their history in American literature is little known and seldom discussed by scholars. This book explores the fascinating origins and development of these tales, focusing on the social and historical factors that shaped them and gave birth to the genre. Ghost stories have existed for centuries but have been published specifically for children for only about 200 years. Early on, supernatural ghost stories were rare—authors and publishers, fearing they might adversely affect young minds, presented stories in which the ghost was always revealed as a fraud. These tales dominated children’s publishing in the 19th century but the 20th century saw a change in perspective and the supernatural ghost story flourished.

Favorite Scary Stories Of American Children

Author: Richard Young
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 9780874835632
Size: 73.77 MB
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A collection, selected by children as their favorites, of twenty-three spooky tales from a variety of ethnic traditions.

American Children S Folklore

Author: Simon J. Bronner
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 9780874830682
Size: 18.29 MB
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Looks at secret languages, jumprope rhymes, song parodies, games, taunts, tongue twisters, jokes, and initiation customs

Ghost Stories From The American South

Author: W. K. McNeil
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 9780935304848
Size: 74.40 MB
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Collects Southern legends and folk tales about haunted houses, supernatural events, and the appearances of ghosts

Famous Ghosts

Author: Michael Teitelbaum
Publisher: Childs World Incorporated
ISBN: 9781592967292
Size: 74.14 MB
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Describes famous ghosts stories and leaves it up to the reader to decide if they are real or imagined.

Moaning Bones

Author: James Haskins
Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard
ISBN: 9780688160210
Size: 43.61 MB
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More than fifteen tales from the oral tradition probably originally recorded in the 1920s and 1930s such as "The Haunted Stateroom, ""Black Tom, " and "The Ghost in the Back Seat."

The Headless Haunt

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Publisher: Trophy Press
ISBN: 9780064406024
Size: 63.97 MB
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A collection of ghost stories and anecdotes that are part of the folklore of African Americans.

American Women S Ghost Stories In The Gilded Age

Author: D. Downey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137323981
Size: 34.97 MB
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This book shows just how closely late nineteenth-century American women's ghost stories engaged with objects such as photographs, mourning paraphernalia, wallpaper and humble domestic furniture. Featuring uncanny tales from the big city to the small town and the empty prairie, it offers a new perspective on an old genre.

Treasured Time With Five To Ten Year Olds

Author: Jan Brennan
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 9780874835014
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Brennan has created a handbook of activities and pastimes for parents to enjoy with their children. This book devotes one chapter to each month of the year, offering activities, recipes, rhymes, readings, and games that are different, yet uncomplicated. Any parent can share them with materials they have on hand.

Huck Finn S America

Author: Andrew Levy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439186987
Size: 11.74 MB
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A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist reading of Twain’s Huckleberry Finn…Twain’s masterpiece emerges as a compelling depiction of nineteenth-century troubles still all too familiar in the twenty-first century” (Booklist, starred review). In the “groundbreaking” (Dallas Morning News) Huck Finn’s America, award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have misunderstood Huckleberry Finn for decades. Mark Twain’s masterpiece is often discussed either as a carefree adventure story for children or a serious novel about race relations, yet Levy argues, it is neither. Instead, Huck Finn was written at a time when Americans were nervous about “uncivilized” bad boys, and a debate was raging about education, popular culture, and responsible parenting—casting Huck’s now-celebrated “freedom” in a very different and very modern light. On issues of race, on the other hand, Twain’s lifelong fascination with minstrel shows and black culture inspired him to write a book not about civil rights, but about race’s role in entertainment and commerce, the same features on which much of our own modern consumer culture is also grounded. In Levy’s vision, Huck Finn has more to say about contemporary children and race that we have ever imagined—if we are willing to hear it. An eye-opening, groundbreaking exploration of the character and psyche of Mark Twain as he was writing his most famous novel, Levy’s book “explores the soul of Mark Twain's enduring achievement with the utmost self-awareness...An eloquent argument, wrapped up in rich biographical detail and historical fact.” (USA TODAY). Huck Finn’s America brings the past to vivid, surprising life, and offers a persuasive argument for why this American classic deserves to be understood anew.