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10 children's books that have been banned for very ridiculous reasons


Who as a child loved fairy tales? The magical world of fairytales and childhood always go hand in hand. But few people know that many children's books in different periods of time was banned for the most ridiculous reasons. Someone might think that under the ban can only be works for adults, but children's books are also affected. Adults love to create problems and see them where actually they are not. And children are simply read stories, presenting yourself in the place of heroes in a fantasy world.

10. Karlsson on the roof Astrid Lindgren

The story of Carlson, who lives on the roof is part of a trilogy writer from Sweden, Astrid Lindgren. In Russia know this fairy tale Soviet cartoon, in which the identity of Carlson has more positive qualities compared to the original. At home in Sweden, this character does not love. And in America, according to various reports, the book was banned. The reason for the ban is a negative example, which takes the Carlson children. He has no respect for tradition, not subject to the laws and is a staunch opponent of the rule of law. A penchant for sadistic methods of raising Bok is also one of the reasons for the ban of the book.

9. The adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn mark TWAIN

Oddly enough, but in America banned the novel by Mark TWAIN the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Forbidden tale for various reasons. First and foremost, Tom and Huckleberry boys are very naughty, moreover, prefer to wander, this behavior may not be a good example for the younger generation. Do not stay aside and the theme of racism in the novel. The African-American population demanded the ban of the book, because the dirty word "nigger" on the pages of the tale is found 39 times. And it is only on the first 35 pages! In many American schools and States the work of Mark TWAIN is still banned.

8. The tale of the priest and of his workman Balda

Immortal Pushkin's "Tale about priest and his worker Balde" in Russia were not prohibited, but nonetheless, caused in some groups the negative attitude. First and foremost, dissatisfied with the clergy. On Kuban in the story made some adjustments and in the end, pop was replaced by the merchant. It is the considered opinion of father Paul, the priest Armavir Cathedral, Pushkin could not write such a work because he was a believer. During the poet's lifetime the work was never published. His release was engaged in Vasily Zhukovsky. Then he replaced the priest at the merchant. Now father Paul insists that tale was released in that version. The original edition of the tales in verse was published in 1917 and since then the publication has not changed until today.

7. The tale of the Golden Cockerel

Another Pushkin's work, which has been criticized – the tale of the Golden Cockerel. It would seem that what you can complain about in this work? But here there was unhappy. The first tale was banned immediately after its publication. 2 Nicholas saw many allusions to him and his reign, the Russo-Japanese war and many other events. It was clear that the tale of the Golden Cockerel is a caricature of the reign of Nicholas 2. In our days, the tale did not suit the Patriarch. He found it sacrilegious and blasphemous. The cause of discontent Patriarch was the production Serebrennikov. According to the group of believers, the statement directed to "the humiliation of Orthodox Christians".

6. Ronia, the robber's daughter Astrid Lindgren

The fairy tale by Astrid Lindgren was published in 1981. The tale has been filmed. The story tells of a little girl named Rani. Most of the time she walks around the possessions of his father and considers himself quite happy. But Ronnie does not even know how actually she is lonely till the moment he meets a boy from another bandit clan Tag. Father Roni and Tag are sworn enemies, but despite this, their children became real friends. Because of prohibitions parents, the kids decide to run away from home. And according to some parents, this behavior cannot be a good example for young readers.

5. A series of books about Harry Potter

Boy wizard Harry Potter is one of the most recognizable and beloved characters not only among children but also adults. But even a series of stories about the young wizard got to the list of forbidden books. The reason for the ban became the charge of the promotion of the occult, Satanism and contempt for traditional family values. It is difficult not to agree that the reasons are unfounded. Again among disaffected members of the clergy. Against the publication of a book series are the representatives of Protestants, Catholics, and Christians. Proponents of the story claim that the plot of Harry Potter is far from religious subjects.

4. Ivan Tsarevich and the Grey wolf

The reason for the ban of Russian folk tales Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf in the absence of a positive example in the face of the protagonist. Criticism of the personality of Ivan Tsarevich. the main character there is not a positive quality, which could be to set a good example to the younger generation. And the moral of the story and does teach children moral values may not. But to Rob, kill and cheat to live well – this message carries the tale. The only positive character, oddly enough, a Gray Wolf, but it's a secondary character and he is not given special importance among children.

3. Andersen's tales Mamin-Siberian

Mamin-Siberian cycle of fairy tales Andersen's fairy tales he wrote for his daughter Helena, where the fairy tale characters and animals, the writer denounced the pressing social issues and vices. The writer was able to deliver valuable lessons for children, but in such a way that history could be of interest to them. Scenes from the life of forest animals – a direct reference to human nature. Through the tale of Mamin-Sibiryak gives children life lessons. But some parents can see in fairy tales scenes that can't teach a child moral values.

2. Kissing is forbidden Ksenia Dragunskaya

On the censorship hit children's book Xenia Dragoon "Kissing is forbidden". Among the dissatisfied were the members of the parent Committee of the Urals. They sent a request to the Prosecutor that staff checked the workbook for the censorship of scenes in the book. The story tells of the methods of suicide, and it prokladyvaetsya hints at a sexual relationship between adult woman and minor boys. In this regard, the book disappeared from the shelves of many bookstores in the country.

1. Tale about Kolobok

The gingerbread man has gone and from grandma and from grandpa, and from a number of libraries. In the tale of Kolobok you saw scenes of physical violence. And it can negatively affect the psyche of children while reading these tales. Besides, the gingerbread man leaves the house, that does not give a good example to children. Again, the reasons for the ban on Russian folk tales seem ludicrous. And by this logic we need to ban all fairy tales. And then what will there be children? Instead, to find in children's books the hidden meaning, you need to explain to children how to and how not to do it on the example of fairy tale characters.

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