Once Upon a Time in a Dark and Scary Book: The Messages of Horror Literature for Children (Paperback)

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Once Upon a Time in a Dark and Scary Book: The Messages of Horror Literature for Children (Paperback)

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Contemporary American horror literature for children and young adults has two bold messages for readers: adults are untrustworthy, unreliable and often dangerous; and the monster always wins (as it must if there is to be a sequel). Examining the young adult horror series and the religious horror series for children (Left Behind: The Kids) for the first time, and tracing the unstoppable monster to Seuss's Cat in the Hat, this book sheds new light on the problematic message produced by the combination of marketing and books for contemporary American young readers.
K. Shryock Hood earned a PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and lives in Surprise, Arizona.
Product Details ISBN: 9781476673462
ISBN-10: 1476673462
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: May 24th, 2018
Pages: 209
Language: English