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Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence

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4 out of 5
Based on 485 Ratings and 131 Reviews

Book Description
Children choose their heroes more carefully than we think. From Pokémon to the rapper Eminem, pop-culture icons are not simply commercial pied pipers who practice mass hypnosis on our youth. Indeed, argues the author of this lively and persuasive paean to the power of popular culture, even trashy or violent entertainment gives children something they need, something that can help both boys and gir... More
Book Information
PublisherBasic Books
BindingPaperback (8 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages272
ISBN-100465036961
ISBN-13978-0465036967
Publication Date05/2003
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About Gerard Jones (Author) : Gerard Jones is a published adapter, author, and a translator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Gerard Jones include Avengers: Galactic Storm, Vol. 2, Avenger... more
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About Lynn Ponton (Foreword) : Lynn Ponton is credited in . Published credits of Lynn Ponton include Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, And Make-believe Violence.
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