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Published (first published 1889)
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Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I was amazed at how many of the games she described are still being played today. She mentioned games with tops, kites, jump ropes, balls, see-saw, marbles, and dolls, all of which are still being played with by children. In addition, when I was a child, we played "Musical Chairs," "King of the Castle," "Hopscotch," and "Hide and Seek." Her description of "Russian Scandal" sounds like what we today call "Telephone" or "Gossip." Her description of "Drop the Handkerchief" sounded like a game I pla ...more
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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Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Viktorya Dönemi çocuk oyunları üzerine kurulu bir kitap. Görseller ve sayfa düzeni mükemmel. Çoğunlukla kız çocuk oyunlarına yer vermesi açısından ise eksik.
Jun 18, 2008 rated it liked it
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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

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