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Imaginary companions and the children who create them

Author: Marjorie Taylor
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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"In addition to describing imaginary companions and the reasons children create them ... [the author] discusses other aspects of children's fantasy lives, such as their belief in Santa, their dreams, and their uncertainty about the reality of TV characters. Adults who remember their own childhood pretend friends will be interested in the chapter on the relationship between imaginary companions in childhood and adult  Read more...
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Taylor, Marjorie.
Imaginary companions and the children who create them.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)624472704
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Taylor
ISBN: 0195077040 9780195077049 0195146298 9780195146295
OCLC Number: 39093509
Description: 215 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What are imaginary companions like? --
The characteristics of children who create imaginary companions --
Why do children create imaginary companions? --
Do children think their imaginary companions are real? --
What happens to the imaginary companions created in early childhood? --
Do older children and adults create imaginary companions? --
Fantasy in the lives of children and adults.
Responsibility: Marjorie Taylor.
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Marjorie Taylor provides an informed look at current thinking about pretend friends, dispelling any myths about them. Not only are imaginary companions surprisingly common, the children who have them  Read more...

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