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Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith: Childrens Myths in Contemporary America
Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith: Childrens Myths in Contemporary America Cindy Dell Clark 0226107787 9780226107783 Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairyis there still a place for these imaginary creatures in todays skept
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Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith: Childrens Myths in Contemporary America by Cindy Dell Clark

Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairyis there still a place for these imaginary creatures in todays skeptical society? More importantly, is it appropriate to encourage children to believe in these myths? InFlights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith, Cindy Dell Clark went straight to children and their parents for the answers. Using their insights, she offers fresh, new interpretations of the cultural and psychological roles these figures play in childrens lives. Complete with childrens vivid testimonies and colorful illustrations, this book is a revealing journey into a childs mind and world. A very enjoyable read, this book is a seriously researched record of childrens myths, written with the observant accuracy of an anthropologist.Nadja Reissland,Common Knowledge Clark posits some novel interpretations as well as intriguing glimpses for parents, teachers, and psychologists into the ways children shape our culture rather than merely being passive inheritors of it.Booklist

Author: Cindy Dell Clark

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 176

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 1998-11-01

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ISBN: 0226107787


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