American Children's Folklore
By (author) Simon J Bronner
Format: Paperback / softback
American Children's Folklore by Simon J Bronner
Book DescriptionConcentrating on lore gathered since World War II, Bronner shows the resilience of children's folklore--how it has incorporated social change and regional differences while remaining very similar through several generations and across the United States.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780874830682
(229mm x 153mm x 19mm)
Imprint: August House Publishers
Publisher: August House Publishers
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Simon J Bronner
Haunting Urban Legends, Hardback (July 2013)
Urban legends are strange and often scary stories told from person to person. They are often used as examples of what not to do. Read about the killer in the backseat, the creepy statue, and the poisoned sweater. Then share them with your friends if you dare.
Bone-Chilling Ghost Stories, Hardback (July 2013)
When people die, do they leave part of themselves behind? Throughout history, people have heard and seen ghostly evidence of a world beyond the grave. Read about a doomed English queen, a creepy talking doll, and a shape-shifting wolf. Then whistle past the graveyard if you dare.
Eerie Haunted Places, Hardback (July 2013)
Haunted places exist across the globe. From haunted prisons to castles and schools to houses, ghosts continue to make themselves known. Learn about some of the most haunted places on Earth, such as Winchester House and Alcatraz. Then turn out the lights if you dare.
Hair-Raising Monster Stories, Hardback (July 2013)» View all books by Simon J Bronner
Can monsters be real? For years people around the world have told stories about strange encounters with creatures that are not quite human. Learn about the huge, hairy Bigfoot, the winged Mothman, and the mysterious Nessie. Then go outside if you dare.
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Author Biography - Simon J Bronner
Simon J. Bronner Bio: Simon J. Bronner received his Ph.D. in Folklore and American Studies from Indiana University. He became editor of the Encyclopedia of American Studies, then he became editor of the journals Material Culture and Folklore Historian and now edits book series entitled Material Worlds for the University Press of Kentucky and Jewish Cultural Studies. He has edited numerous books: a four-volume encyclopedia of American folk life, a cultural history of consumer society, folklife studies from the Gilded Age, creativity and tradition, the writing of Lafcadio Hearn, the writing of Alan Dundes, American folklore and nationalism, and folk art and material culture. He has been invited all over the country and abroad to speak on his research and consult with American Studies programs, and he won Penn State Harrisburg's awards for research, teaching, and service. Back home he is a highly regarded teacher; he won the Jordan Award for teaching from Penn State in 1985, and the Mary Turpie Prize from the American Studies Association for teaching, advising, and program development. He was visiting distinguished professor of American Studies at the University of California and he served as Fulbright Professor of American Studies at Osaka University in Japan before becoming the Walt Whitman Distinguished Chair at Leiden University in the Netherlands
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