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Targeting narratives with supernatural elements, Karen J. Renner argues that the new proliferation of reports approximately evil youngsters demonstrates now not a declining religion within the innocence of adolescence yet a wish to shield its purity. From novels to song video clips, images to games, the evil baby haunts various texts and springs in numerous kinds, together with changelings, ferals, and gigantic newborns. during this publication, Renner illustrates how every one subtype bargains a distinct cause of the matter of the "evil" baby and adapts to altering historic situations and ideologies.

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