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Children's games with things : marbles, fivestones, throwing and catching, gambling, hopscotch, chucking and pitching, ball-bouncing, skipping, tops and tipcat

Author: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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This final volume of the Opies' acclaimed trilogy deals with children's games that use equipment - such as marbles, skipping, fivestones, and ball-bouncing. They describe rules of play, the history of the game, and accompanying rhymes and chants.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Opie, Iona Archibald.
Children's games with things.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)647571232
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
ISBN: 0192159631 9780192159632
OCLC Number: 36130775
Description: xv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Marbles --
Fivestones --
Throwing and catching --
Gambling --
Hopscotch --
Chucking and pitching --
Ball-bouncing --
Skipping --
Tops and tipcat.
Responsibility: by Iona and Peter Opie.
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A study of the nature of children's play, concluding a trilogy of books on the subject. Based on surveys of the 1950s to 1970s, this volume examines children's games that require equipment, such as  Read more...

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