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Don't Make Me Go Back, Mommy: A Child's Book about Satanic Ritual Abuse (Hurts of Childhood Series) Hardcover – July 1, 1990


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This is a very specialized title that, although in picture-book format, belongs in the child-abuse section of the adult collection. Five-year-old Allison's behavior indicates to her concerned parents that something is wrong at her day care center. In unseen action, they discover that the center practices sexual, physical , and psychological abuse in the guise of religious ritual. Through dialogue, Allison and her parents reveal their feelings and the beginnings of the healing process to counselors and legal personnel. Some details of abuse are familiar from the lengthy McMartin trial, such as the "movie star room" in which naked children are photographed. The appendix lists 10 guidelines for parents on how to handle their own feelings during this family crisis. All of the people at the day care center are white and look like evil, angry young witches. This is not a book for general readers. The child's ordeal is so horrifying and the display of its aftermath so subtle that readers need familiarity with the subject to avoid misinterpretation. It could be a useful title for social workers, law enforcement officials, psychologists, counselors, religious personnel, and the unfortunate parents and children who have endured such trauma. --Anne Osborn, Youth Training School, Dept. of Youth Authority, Ontario, CA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Series: Hurts of Childhood Series
  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (July 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880703679
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880703673
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #865,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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123 of 156 people found the following review helpful By oldjug on March 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This book cleared up all those dreams I had and the vague childhood memories of going over to Old Scratch's house. Uncle Nick always was a beelzebub keeper and sold the honey under the twilight moon in summer. I'll never forget those autumn bonfires over at Old Hob's house. Oh the songs we used to sing! I don't know what ever happened to my cape. The funniest thing I ever remember was when my second cousin Belial had all those winged monkeys that used to fly around the fire when we'd say Aunt Lilith's magic words. Great times.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C. Guidry on March 9, 2015
Format: Hardcover
I didn't 'recog-nize the vilidity of this story'. It's pro-bably bills-hit.
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115 of 162 people found the following review helpful By smilinglibrarian on June 30, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am a librarian and under no circumstances would I allow this title to be on the shelf. What a load of rubbish that will simply terrify children for no reason whatsoever. Are people deranged to actually promote this book? It is child abuse in my opinion.
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63 of 89 people found the following review helpful By adult swimmer on January 1, 2014
Format: Hardcover
One HELL of a good read.
Devilishly funny.
My son, Damian, thought it was the funniest book he's ever read.
An all around great book to read around the sulfur pit with the family.
They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but honestly, LOOK AT IT.
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50 of 71 people found the following review helpful By E. Matos on January 15, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Satanic ritual abuse put hair on my chest and made me the stalwart bulwark of self-reliance and dark sexual potency that I am today. Today's generation is much too coddled. In my day, we'd bury ourselves in the midnight embrace of the Prince of Lies, and we liked it! This book is the perfect manual for explaining this. 1 out of 7 stars.
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111 of 159 people found the following review helpful By Alpha_67 on January 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I highly suggest you read "Satanic Panic: The Creation of a Contemporary Legend," as should anyone who believes in Satanic Ritual Abuse. That was a horrible black spot on our recent history, and unlike this book, tells the truth.
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107 of 156 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 1999
Format: Hardcover
A children's book about Satanic Ritual Abuse? Why? Now instead of just hearing about all the evil crimes being comitted by fictious satanists we have a book aimed specifically at children that show pictures that will go a lot farther at implanted false memories.
In one SRA hoax a child who claimed to be the victim of satanists was shown to have gotten these images in his head by being read a picture Bible that shows a baby being split apart during the story of King Solomon. It appears that the entire point of this book would be to plant false memories at an even faster rate. Every copy of this book needs to be burned before all damage is done.
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104 of 153 people found the following review helpful By B. Tri on March 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
...for every time they mention "day care", substitute in "church." For every time they say "teacher" substitute in "priest." Then this book will be much more useful for child abuse victims.
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