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Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games

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Part oral history and part rule book, this is a joyous collection of memories of playing indoor and outdoor games; of making dolls, homemade board games, playhouses, and other toys — each with complete instructions and the flavor of southern Appalachia.

Synopsis:

Part oral history and part rule book, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a joyous collection of memories of playing indoor and outdoor games; of making dolls, homemade board games, playhouses, and other toys - each with complete instructions and the flavor of southern Appalachia. Every toy and game has been tested by the Foxfire students and is devised to make or play yourself, without major expense, complicated parts, or electricity. Originally published in 1985, the book includes familiar games like marbles, hopscotch, and horseshoes, as well as more obscure entertainments such as stealing the pines, crows and cranes, and thimble. Here, too, are instructions for constructing playhouses, noisemakers, puzzles, and whimmy diddles. The book also provides information on special games traditionally played on Sundays, and holidays. For those who are tired of worn-out batteries and electronic toys and for anyone curious about the playtimes of an earlier generation, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a welcome and entertaining guide.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xvii-xix) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807844250
Editor:
Page, Linda Garland
Editor:
Smith, Hilton
Editor:
Page, Linda Garland
Editor:
Smith, Hilton
Designed by:
Bronner, Simon J.
Designed:
Bronner, Simon J.
Author:
Page, Linda Garland
Designed:
Bronner, Simon J.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Miscellanea
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Toys
Subject:
Toymaking
Subject:
Appalachian Region
Subject:
Appalachian Region Social life and customs Miscellanea.
Subject:
Toymaking - General
Subject:
Games -- Appalachian Region -- Miscellanea.
Subject:
Toys -- Appalachian Region -- Miscellanea.
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Series Volume:
145
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.23x6.14x.62 in. .79 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807844250 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Part oral history and part rule book, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a joyous collection of memories of playing indoor and outdoor games; of making dolls, homemade board games, playhouses, and other toys - each with complete instructions and the flavor of southern Appalachia. Every toy and game has been tested by the Foxfire students and is devised to make or play yourself, without major expense, complicated parts, or electricity. Originally published in 1985, the book includes familiar games like marbles, hopscotch, and horseshoes, as well as more obscure entertainments such as stealing the pines, crows and cranes, and thimble. Here, too, are instructions for constructing playhouses, noisemakers, puzzles, and whimmy diddles. The book also provides information on special games traditionally played on Sundays, and holidays. For those who are tired of worn-out batteries and electronic toys and for anyone curious about the playtimes of an earlier generation, The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys and Games is a welcome and entertaining guide.
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