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Imaginary companions and the children who create them

Author: Marjorie Taylor
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Taylor
ISBN: 0195146298 9780195146295 0195077040 9780195077049
OCLC Number: 470221776
Description: 215 s. : illustrations ; 22 cm ( pbk)
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. What Are Imaginary Companions Like?; 3. The Characteristics of Children Who Create Imaginary Companions; 4. Why Do Children Create Imaginary Companions?; 5. Do Children Think Their Imaginary Companions Are Real?; 6. What Happens to the Imaginary Companions Created in Early Childhood?; 7. Do Older Children and Adults Create Imaginary Companions?; 8. Fantasy in the Lives of Children and Adults; Notes; References; Acknowledgments; Permissions; Index
Responsibility: Marjorie Taylor

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It's a lovely introduction into the fantasy life of a child. * Washington Post *

 
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