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What Stories Does my son need?: A Guide to Books and Movies that Build Character in Boys [Paperback]

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Pages   142
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2000
Publisher   Tarcher
Age  18
ISBN  1585420409  
EAN  9781585420407  

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Lists and describes books and movies that will positively impact the development of young boys, highlighting important ethical lessons and offering character-shaping experiences.

Publishers Description
In an annotated list including movies such as "High Noon" and "Glory," and books such as "The Giving Tree" and "To Kill a Mockingbird," therapist and educator Gurian highlights the particular ethical lessons two hundred great stories can impart to boys and young men.

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More About Michael Gurian & Terry Trueman

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Michael Gurian is a psychotherapist and bestselling author whose books include The Wonder of Boys and The Good Son. His work reflects the diverse cultures (European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and American) in which he lived, worked, and studied. He has taught psychology, religion, mythology, and literature at three American universities and at Ankara University in Turkey. He lives with his wife and two children in Spokane, Washington.

Michael Gurian currently resides in Spokane, in the state of Washington. Michael Gurian has an academic affiliation as follows - Spokane, Washington Gurian Institute Spokane, Washington Spokane, Wash.

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Hmmm...why you might not need to buy this book  Mar 24, 2006
I love this site's Search Inside the Book feature but in this case is it doing the author any favors when it lists most of the books (listed by age group) which he suggests are appropriate? If you can see the books and movies, why buy the book?

ALso, just by glancing over the contents I could see which movies would work for my kids and which they'd seen or didn't like. This was enough to convince me that the book had nothing new to say to me that I hadn't already seen by using this feature.

Sorry. But that's my take.
A good foundation  Nov 29, 2005
This book has great age-appropriate movie and book suggestions. The topics of discussion have been very useful for us... our 5 year old son now specfically asks us to pause the movie or book so that he can get clarification regarding the concepts or words he does not understand. On the inside cover, I jot down the newer books or movies that strike me as being potentially inspiring for my son in the future. I REALLY wish Mr. Gurian would write a version of this book for girls! I have had to start my own list for my daughter.
useful  Oct 11, 2005
I find this book useful in choosing movies for my son and in pulling out character building topics to discuss with him. This book acknowledges that boys connect with media and gives specific ideas how parents can USE that power rather than simply be subject to it. I do have to agree with the other reviewers, I'd like to see more; a little more depth and an updated version to include more recent books and movies.
Simple & straight to the heart  Mar 9, 2004
A wonderful list. Yes, as other reviewers point out, there is 'nothing new here'. But parents today are bombarded with books and videos for kids and don't often have time to sift through them all as thoughtfully as the authors have done here. They've done a wonderful job of reviewing stories we know and love from a boy's perspective. My 6 year old gets way too much pressure to act like a girl, I'm grateful for movie & book reviews that acknowledge not just that it's ok to be a boy, but actually quite wonderful. The discussion questions may not be the ones you want to ask, but they get you thinking along the right lines.
Excellent Idea, But Left Out The Best One  Jan 29, 2002
This book is an excellent idea. However, the authors left out what I have found to be the best one for our sons AND OUR DAUGHTERS. Add the book, "West Point" by Norman Thomas Remick to your list (in fact, this should be first as it gives the basics). It's a veritable education in character and leadership.

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