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Kate Greenaway's Book Of Games

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Published (first published 1889)
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Dominick
A cornucopia of games, some familiar, others that have faded into obscurity, and most being possible to play with nothing more than a few simple objects (e.g. a ball,or pencil and paper). Most would also probably bore the socks off contemporary kids, raised with computers and television to entertain them, though many--see-saws, skipping, musical chairs, etc--are still current. Of primary interest for Greenaway's characteristic fine-lined illustrations of idealized moppets.
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Love the old-timey illustrations. That's why I looked for this book. Some of the games are so simplistic, they would never fly with today's kids, but some are fun. There's a drawing of a hopscotch outline that is much funner looking that the one I'm familiar with.
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Kate Greenaway (Catherine Greenaway) (1846-1901) was a children's book illustrator and writer. Her first book, Under the Window (1879), a collection of simple, perfectly idyllic verses concerning children who endlessly gathered posies, untouched by the Industrial Revolution, was a best-seller. The Kate Greenaway Medal, established in her honour in 1955, is awarded annually by the Chartered Institu ...more