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The Foxfire book of toys and games : reminiscences and instructions from Appalachia

Author: Linda Garland Page; Hilton Smith
Publisher: New York : E.P. Dutton, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Complete with instructions, diagrams and photographs, this is a collection of directions for playing indoor and outdoor games and making dolls, homemade board games, and other toys.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foxfire book of toys and games.
New York : E.P. Dutton, ©1985
(OCoLC)755267660
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Garland Page; Hilton Smith
ISBN: 0525243534 9780525243533 0525481818 9780525481812
OCLC Number: 12106839
Notes: "A Foxfire Press book."
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 267 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Outside games. Getting started (p.4) --
Anty over (p.6) --
Ball games (p.7) --
Base (p.12) --
Buck (p.14) --
Buckety-buck (p.15) --
Cracking the whip (p.15) --
Crows and cranes (p.17) --
Drop the handkerchief (p.19) --
Fox and geese (p.20) --
Fox and hounds (p.22) --
Kick the can (p.22) --
Red rover (p.23) --
Soup pot (p.24) --
Steal the handkerchief (p.25) --
Stealing the pines (p.27) --
Wolf (p.27). pt. 2. Inside games. Blindfold (p.33) --
Bum, bum, bum (p.34) --
Cat and the rat (p.34) --
Clothes pins (p.35) --
Club fist (p.36) --
Farmer in the dell (p.37) --
Kitty wants a corner (p.38) --
Lemon relay (p.39) --
Old Granny Wiggins is dead (p.40) --
Old Granny hum bum (p.41) --
Please and displease (p.41) --
Tap hand (p.42) --
Thimble (p.43). Cont.): pt. 3. Games for two or three. Fox and geese (p.49) --
Hopscotch (p.52) --
Horseshoes (p.55) --
Hull gull (p.57) --
Jumping rope (p.58) --
Knock the stick (p.61) --
Marbles (p.64) --
Mumble peg (p.71). pt. 4. Diversions and entertainments. Sundays (p.81) --
Holidays (p.83) --
Kitchen games (p.87) --
Vaulting and swinging (p.89) --
Pranks and practical jokes (p.93) --
Imagining/pretending (p.102) --
Riddles and tales (p.103) --
Odds 'n' ends (p.106). pt. 5. Dolls and playhouses. Stick dolls (p.111) --
Rock dolls (p.111) --
Potato head dolls (p.112) --
Cucumber dolls (p.112) --
Corncob dolls (p.116) --
Apple-head dolls (p.127) --
Cornshuck dolls (p.127) --
Cloth dolls (p.141) --
Rag dolls (p.142) --
Pretending (p.151). Cont.): Playhouses (p.154) --
Dressing up (p.160). pt. 6. Toys and constructions. Cornstalk creations (p.175) --
For yards and hills (p.186) --
Puzzles (p.203) --
Noisemakers (p.207) --
Launchers (p.223) --
Handheld motionmakers (p.236) --
Spinning tops and tobacco tags (p.255) --
Participants (p.262) --
Index (p.264).
Responsibility: edited by Linda Garland Page and Hilton Smith.

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Complete with instructions, diagrams and photographs, this is a collection of directions for playing indoor and outdoor games and making dolls, homemade board games, and other toys.

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