Depressive Stories for Children

While stories with a depressing message are now common for teenagers, resistance to them remains where smaller children are concerned. But is this more a case of the publishers and providers concerned protecting their own particular image of childhood? This article looks at the case for books that also convey a sense of sadness to infants, starting with the stories of Hans Andersen and ending with some of the challenging picture books published more recently.

Author: 
Nicholas Tucker
Publisher: 
Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Relevant to: 
Researchers
Year of Publication: 
2006
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