What Stories Does My Son Need

What Stories Does My Son Need : A Guide to Books and Movies That Build Character in Boys

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 12.7mm | 45.36g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 1585420409
  • 9781585420407
  • 424,182

About Michael Gurian

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.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: The Stories a Boy Needs100 MoviesPreschool/KindergartenBabeBambiBeauty and the BeastFree WillyIron Giant, TheLassie Come HomeLion King, TheMiracle on 34th StreetMulanPeter PanPinocchioPrince of Egypt, TheSwiss Family RobinsonSword in the Stone, TheElementary SchoolLower Grades 1-3:Captains CourageousCool RunningsE.T.: The Extra-TerrestrialIt's a Wonderful LifeOld YellerPride of the Yankees, ThePrincess Bride, TheShaneTreasure IslandWhere the Red Fern GrowsWillowUpper Grades 4-6:Bear, TheBeethoven Lives UpstairsBlack Stallion, TheBrian's SongEmpire of the SunForrest GumpGods Must Be Crazy, TheIron WillKarate KidMy BodyguardNever Cry WolfRudyScroogedSimon BirchSound of Music, TheTen Commandments, TheThree WishesTo Kill a MockingbirdWargamesMiddle SchoolApollo 13Ben-HurBridge on the River Kwai, TheChariots of FireColor Purple, TheDances with WolvesDead Poets SocietyEdward ScissorhandsElephant Man, TheField of DreamsGandhiGloryGrapes of Wrath, TheHigh NoonHoosiersLucasMaskMen Don't LeaveMr. Holland's OpusPlaces in the HeartRockySearching for Bobby FischerSilveradoStand by MeVision QuestWhite SquallHigh SchoolAccidental Tourist, TheAccused, TheBlood In, Blood OutBoyz N the HoodBraveheartBronx Tale, ACasablancaContactDeer Hunter, TheEdge, TheGallipoliGood Will HuntingHamletIn and OutInside MovesJudgment at NurembergKramer vs. KramerLife Is BeautifulMatrix, TheMan for All Seasons, AMississippi BurningOctober SkyPaths of GloryPrince of Tides, TheSaving Private RyanScent of a WomanSchindler's ListShawshank Redemption, TheSimple Plan, AUnforgiven100 BooksPreschool/KindergartenAesop's FablesBoy Who Held Back the Sea, TheButter Battle Book, TheDrummer BoyEmperor's New Clothes, TheGiving Tree, TheGrouchy Ladybug, TheIsland BabyMan Who Kept His Heart in a Bucket, TheMy Little Book About GodPaper Crane, ThePlane SongSnowy Day, TheStevieWhat Is God?Where the Wild Things AreYes! Yo?Elementary SchoolLower Grades 1-3:Firestorm at Kookaburra StationComplete Grimm's Fairy Tales, TheLike Jake and MeLittle Prince, TheLou Gehrig: The Luckiest ManMinstrel in the Tower, TheMint Cookie MiraclesStories Julian Tells, TheStuart LittleWhen Dinosaurs DieWind in the Willows, TheWingmanUpper Grades 4-6:Black BeautyBridge to TerabithiaCharlotte's WebChronicles of Narnia, TheCurse of the Blue Figurine, TheDefeat of the Ghost RidersGathering of Days, AIndian in the Cupboard, TheIsland of the Blue DolphinsPhantom Tollbooth, TheSees Behind TreesStuck in NeutralWhipping Boy, TheMiddle SchoolAnimal FarmBless the Beasts and the ChildrenCall of the Wild, TheDr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeEducation of Little Tree, TheGrapes of Wrath, TheHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHatchetHobbit, TheIf Rock and Roll Were a MachineJohnny TremainJonathan Livingston SeagullKimLord of the FliesMaster Puppeteer, TheMoves Make the Man, TheNothing But the TruthOld Man and the Sea, TheOrdinary Genius: The Story of Albert EinsteinPearl, TheRed Pony, TheRobinson CrusoeRunning LooseShiloh Trilogy, TheSounderStaying Fat for Sarah ByrnesStotan!Walt WhitmanWizard of Earthsea, AHigh SchoolAdventures of Huckleberry Finn, TheAmerican Mystic, AnBilly BuddBlack Like MeBrave New WorldCatcher in the Rye, TheChinese HandcuffsChosen, TheDavid CopperfieldDiary of a Young Girl, TheEnder's GameExodusGreat ExpectationsJungle, TheNightOf Mice and MenOne Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichPainted Bird, TheRed Badge of Courage, TheScarlet Letter, TheSeparate Peace, ASiddarthaSophie's WorldStranger in a Strange LandThings Fall ApartTo Kill a MockingbirdTuesdays with MorrieWatership DownAlphabetical Index of All MoviesAlphabetical Index of All Booksshow more

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