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Children's Nonfiction Boys & Men

Guyness Deal With It

Deal with it body and soul

by (author) Steve Pitt

illustrated by Steven Murray

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Nov 2005
Boys & Men, Adolescence, Emotions & Feelings, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2005
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 6
  • Reading age: 9 to 11


As boys become men, pressure to fit into set images of masculinity can be overwhelming. And stereotypes about what makes a man a man can make the early stages of puberty -- the beginning of physical, emotional, and sexual maturity -- all the more confusing. This volume looks at issues relating to gender identity and how boys can deal with the conflicts that arise when boys fit -- or do not fit -- the masculinity mould.

About the authors

STEVE PITT has been a freelance writer for nearly 30 years, specializing in parenting issues and children`s book reviewing. A recipient of a national award for humour, he is the author of Guyness: Deal with it body and soul, Teasing: Deal with it before the joke`s on you and Rain Tonight: A Tale of Hurricane Hazel. He lives with his family in Toronto.

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STEVEN MURRAY is an award-winning, Toronto-based illustrator and a graduate of Sheridan College's prestigious Interpretive Illustration program. His unique blend of humour and art has been consistently on display in publications such as The Globe and Mail, National Post, and The Toronto Star.

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Editorial Reviews

"There is a timely section on stereotypes in the media, especially television, video games and the internet. Recommended."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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