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ERIC Number: EJ606321
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-1381
Goosebumps: The Appeal of Predictability and Violence.
Mesmer, Heidi Anne
New Advocate, v11 n2 p107-18 Spr 1998
Examines positive and negative influences of the popular Goosebumps series for children. Examines why children find these books so appealing. Critiques the series' reliance on violence, materialistic values, and white middle-class characters. Discusses ways teachers, librarians, and parents can take advantage of the series' popularity to have meaningful and important discussions with young readers. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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