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ERIC Number: EJ929596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Twenty-Five Years and Counting of "Sweet Valley": Jessica and Elizabeth in Romance Novels for Young Children?
Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v24 n2 p123-139 2010
With the 2008 reissue of Francine Pascal's (1983) "Sweet Valley High", the popular cultural icons of twins Jessica and Elizabeth have been revitalized. Jessica and Elizabeth are the much-beloved protagonists in romance novels strategically targeted for young adults in "Sweet Valley High" or "Sweet Valley U", and for first- and second-grade readers in the "Sweet Valley Kids" series. Young children reading romance novels? Analysis shows that these books are a part of the same marketing formula used for adult romance novels. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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