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Children's Games in Street and Playground

£7.99

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This record of the games children play when out in the street, park, playground, or wasteland draws its authority from the contributions of more than 10,000 children in England, Scotland and Wales. It reveals that the games children take pleasure in when on their own are usually those learnt not from adults but from each other. They are games in which children may deliberately scare each other, ritually hurt each other, take foolish risks, promote fights, play ten against one, and yet in which they consistently observe their own sense of fair play. In this volume, the result of ten years' research, not only are details given of how a large number of street games are played, together with the rhymes and sayings children repeat while playing them, and the different names under which they are played (2,500 names appear in the index), but notes are appended on their individual histories. Games that have the appearance of being recently made up are here compared with amusements in Elizabethan, medieval, and even classical times; while numerous analogues from other countries indicate the extent of their distribution.

Good condition with black and white photographs.
Dust jacket creased and ripped on spine.
First published 1969
Reprinted 1969, 1970 (with corrections)


Item details

Author(s):
Opie, P. and I.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford at the Clarendon Press
Title:
Children's Games in Street and Playground

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This record of the games children play when out in the street, park, playground, or wasteland draws its authority from the contributions of more than 10,000 children in England, Scotland and Wales. It reveals that the games children take pleasure in when on their own are usually those learnt not from adults but from each other. They are games in which children may deliberately scare each other, ritually hurt each other, take foolish risks, promote fights, play ten against one, and yet in which they consistently observe their own sense of fair play. In this volume, the result of ten years' research, not only are details given of how a large number of street games are played, together with the rhymes and sayings children repeat while playing them, and the different names under which they are played (2,500 names appear in the index), but notes are appended on their individual histories. Games that have the appearance of being recently made up are here compared with amusements in Elizabethan, medieval, and even classical times; while numerous analogues from other countries indicate the extent of their distribution.

Good condition with black and white photographs.
Dust jacket creased and ripped on spine.
First published 1969
Reprinted 1969, 1970 (with corrections)


Author(s):
Opie, P. and I.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford at the Clarendon Press
Title:
Children's Games in Street and Playground

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