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  • You may have loved them as a child, but we bet you didn't know about the dark shadows behind them.

  • Everyone, I'm Rebecca and welcome to watch Mojo.

  • Today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 dark stories behind Children's books.

  • That means we're analyzing popular Children's books that feature a twisted, discriminatory or just plain heartbreaking backstory or inspiration.

  • Whether in the origins of the books themselves or in the lives of the author's, however, will be excluding fairy tales from this list because we have another list on that topic.

  • All right, let's get to it.

  • We'll take them all Monson's.

  • We'll take no more guff from you yuks leech bread with the butter side up.

  • Number 10 The Harry Potter Series J.

  • K.

  • Rolling I bet it's a Siri's of fantasy novels that change the landscape of books and filmmaking for all time, chronicling the lives and adventures of the titular young wizard and his friends at Hogwarts, this best selling book series became the basis for eight crowd pleasing films that broke records around the world.

  • However, it may come as a surprise to many fans that some of the elements in Rolling's books were taken from her own real life pains and struggles.

  • Terrible.

  • For instance, the very premise of Potter being an orphaned wizard was taken from the agony rolling experienced from losing her mother to multiple sclerosis.

  • Harry, would you like to see your mother and father?

  • Number nine Peter Pen J.

  • M.

  • Barrie making home ice off the night lights are lit On the one hand, it's the story of the leader of the Lost Boys on independent, mischievous young lad who never grows up, however, for being a story filled with fun and wonder that inspired a series of popular films, plays and TV shows.

  • Its origins are significantly lacking in such happy details, always to be a boy and have fun while also inspired by Berries friendship with the five boys of the Llewellyn Davies family.

  • When author Berries brother David died at the age of 12 the Scottish author impersonated his dead sibling in order to get his depressed mothers attention, but to no avail, very quickly grew up, while his brother, David, was forced to stay the same age in her mind.

  • Sound familiar?

  • It seems to me that Peter's trying to grow up too fast, number eight.

  • The Wind in the Willows.

  • Kenneth Grahame.

  • Now I'll take You Both Back through the Wildwood.

  • You'll be perfectly safe with May.

  • Published in 1908 the novel follows the adventures of a mole, a rat, a toad and a badger as they interact with each other and embark on several adventures.

  • I'm called this yearning.

  • Just be here with nature.

  • Don't you feel?

  • Fans of the novel may know that the premise behind the tales originated with bedtime stories that Graham would come up with for son Alistair.

  • Fewer may know the real life stories, tragic ending that Alistair would commit suicide at the age of 19 by lying on a set of railroad tracks.

  • Brokenhearted, the Scottish author would never again right something that equal the success of the Children's classic Number seven.

  • The B F G Roald Dahl.

  • I think it comes at three in the morning, when I'm the only one left awake like always Like Now.

  • Adapted from his 1975 short story, the acclaimed British authors Children's novel features the adventures of a young girl named Sophie and her interactions with a big friendly giant called B F G, probably The most beloved feature of the book is the B.

  • F.

  • G s nonsensical language that provides amusing twists to typical English words.

  • Good boy schnoz cumber.

  • The inspiration for the language is a little less amusing, however, as it came from dolls, observations of his wife, Patricia, who suffered a stroke that damaged her brain and caused her to forget words and invent new ones to boot.

  • The Children's book was dedicated to his daughter, Olivia, who died at the age of seven from measles.

  • All right, I want to Number six the Butter battle book Dr Seuss.

  • You know, on this side of the wall, we are yuks on the far other side of this wall.

  • Live the jokes from the same rhyming genius that wrote The Cat in the Hat in Green Eggs and Ham, came this 1984 book.

  • Although the story's background is much less entertaining than that of the other two written during the Cold War, it's a story of an escalating conflict between the yuks and the dukes, who disagree on how to eat bread, whether with the buttered side up or down, and in every soup house on in every town every zoo peaches bread with butter down suits wrote the sobering story as a parable about the dangers of war, the destructive nature of nuclear weapons and humankind's eventual demise.

  • If peace can't be achieved pretty heavy for a book containing the words tough tufted, prickly snick berry switch, you will see your old grandpa put an end to them all.

  • But Antal those dukes who live over the wall Number five.

  • Yertle the Turtle, Dr Seuss.

  • If I could sit high, how much greater I'd be?

  • What, the King I be ruler of all.

  • I could see another from the Doctor, part of a collection of three short stories published in 1958 It's gone on to be recognized as one of the best selling Children's books of all time.

  • The story features a turtle who's king of the pond, but when he becomes discontent with the stone that serves as his throne, he decides to sit upon an ever growing stack of unhappy, uncomfortable turtles.

  • I'm Yertle the turtle Oh marvelous me, for I am the ruler of all the Thai see when his ambition causes him to demand that he rise above the moon, the bottom turtle burps, upsetting your gal's balance in sending him plummeting back into the pond after publication, the devoutly anti fascist Seuss was very clear that your deal represented Adolf Hitler and his tyrannical quest to subject gate, other lands and peoples.

  • For Yertle the King of all, Salamah Sand fell off his high throne and felt Who in the pond?

  • Number four White Fang, Jack London adapted multiple times for television and film.

  • This is the classic novel that introduced the world to one particularly lovable Wolf Dog, published to immediate international acclaim and eventually translated into over 80 languages.

  • Readers follow The Wild White Fang is he gradually becomes domesticated against the backdrop of the conduct Gold Rush, although a compelling adventure aspect of the story cannot escape the racial prejudices of its famously complicated author with lines like Quote as compared with the Indians he had known they were to him.

  • Another Race of Beings, a race of superior God's London even once elaborated on his supremacist views explicitly in an essay entitled The Salt of the Earth, I should have done it.

  • Number three.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl, Back to the Dollhouse.

  • What Child didn't dream of accompanying young Charlie Bucket as he toured Willy Wonka's eccentric chocolate factory.

  • The imaginative novel has been widely praised.

  • Is one of the greatest young adult books of all time imported direct from Luke.

  • However, allegations of racism have followed the book for a long time.

  • The original print edition featured the Opal Loompas as having African descent, which prompted the N double A C P to raise concerns over depictions of slavery.

  • The whole place is nothing thick jungles infested by the most dangerous beast in the entire world.

  • Dolls widow Felicity later claimed he was not racist, since his original vision for protagonist Charlie was to be a black child and it was his agent that nixed the idea because he felt it wouldn't appeal to readers.

  • Yeah, you're really weird.

  • Number two Dumbo, the Flying Elephant, Hella neighbors and Mayor Theo.

  • What could be dark about the heartwarming tale of a little elephant with oversized ears who becomes the star of the circus?

  • Apparently quite a bit.

  • According to Mayor son Andrew, the trials and bullying that Dumbo experiences in the story represented the struggles of his mother, who's similarly had a difficult life Others believe the story of Dumbo was based on the real life circus elephant Jumbo, who rose to fame in the late 18 hundreds.

  • Rather than being a happy, carefree elephant, Jumbo suffered severe mistreatment as he watched his mother be killed and then spent a life in captivity, where he was fed coins doped with alcohol and eventually died after getting hit by a train.

  • Wow, this is a disaster.

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  • Number one.

  • Love You Forever, Robert Munch Love You Forever by Robert Munch.

  • Published by Firefly Books.

  • Printed in Mexico, this tear jerker is widely acclaimed and is one of the best selling Children's books of all time.

  • The premise is simple.

  • It's the story of the love that a mother has for her baby boy has shown Over time.

  • A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth throughout his life through thick and thin.

  • She inevitably visits her son, cradles him in her arms and sings a lullaby promising to love him forever.

  • I love you forever.

  • I like you for always.

  • As long as I'm living my baby you'll be.

  • However, the inspiration for the story came from a devastatingly emotional place for the author.

  • It was a poem he would sing silently to himself after the deaths of his 1st 2 Children who were both stillborn.

  • I love you forever like you for always.

  • As long as I'm living my baby you'll be So did you guys read and love any or all of these stories?

  • And did you know about the dark stories behind them?

  • For some reason, I read Yertle the Turtle a lot as a kid, and I already knew about the dark story behind it.

  • I don't know why.

  • Anyway, uh, tell me what you think in the comments or come talk to me on my YouTube channel or on Twitter or Instagram at Rebecca Brayden.

You may have loved them as a child, but we bet you didn't know about the dark shadows behind them.

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