Once upon a time, a little boy went on a magical adventure. Except I'm betting it was all in his head because this is some crazy crap featuring bugs, giant produce, and murder in the clouds.
#50 ALA list, 1990–1999
Florida - Challenged at Deep Creek Elementary in Charlotte Harbor for "not appropriate reading material for young children."
Wisconsin - Challenged at Pederson Elemntary School in Altoona for use of the word "ass" and the parts with wine, tobacco, and snuff.
1992 - Florida
Challenged at the Morton Elementary School library in Brooksville because it promotes drugs and whiskey and has a foul word
Hernando County, Florida - a woman in Hernando County, Florida, took issue with Grasshopper's statement, "I'd rather be fried alive and eaten by a Mexican!", as well as references to snuff, tobacco and whiskey. Her complaints to her 10-year-old daughter's school principal led to review by the regional school board.
1995 - Virginia - Challenged at Stafford County Schools for crude language and encourages children to disobey authority. The book was removed from classrooms and placed in the library where it is restricted
1999 - Texas - Banned from an elementary school in Lufkin for containing the word "ass."
Indian River County, FL - mystical element
Wisconsin - spider licking her lips could be sexual
Toledo, Ohio - book store owner claimed it was advocating communism
Doyle, Robert P. Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read. 2014.
"Dances and Dames"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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