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No molded plastic, mass-produced items in Texas Toys and Games. These are folk toys, made from natural or available materials, whatever is handy or can be scrounged. The folks who make them are amateurs of varying degrees, from the ten-year-old hammering together a skate scooter or box kite to the doting grandparent sewing doll clothes or whittling paired giraffes for a Noah’s Ark. Folk toys are made not to sell but for the challenge and joy of the craft, and each toy is an object of personal pride. Folk games encompass guessing, gambling, and counting out games; physically competitive games of chase, tag, and mock combat; skill games using sticks, stones, marbles, tops, and knives; variations of baseball, basketball, and football; and rhythmic clapping, rope-jumping, and dance-like games. Remember "Red Rover," "King of the Mountain," and "I Spy"? And "Mumbletypeg," and "Drop the Hankerchief"? Texas Toys and Games combines how-to descriptions and reminiscences to produce a book that’s as much fun as Christmas morning—and not a single battery required!

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  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
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  1. Part One - Folk Toys
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  1. I - Wheels
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  1. II - Kites and Other Flying Things
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  1. III - Floaters
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  1. IV - Stilts and Stick Horses
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  1. V - Weapons
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  1. VI - Dolls
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  1. VII - Toy Box
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  1. VIII - Playhouses, Clubhouses, and Tree Houses
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  1. Part Two - Folk Games
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  1. IX - Guessing and Gambling
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  1. X - Chasing and Capturing
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  1. XI - Sticks and Stones
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  1. XII - Marbles
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  1. XIII - Tops and Knives
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  1. XIV - Rhythm Games
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  1. XV - Play-Party Games and Songs
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  1. Part Three - Essays on Toys and Games
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  1. XVI - Folk Toys in Texas
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  1. XVII - Toys on the Frontier
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  1. XVIII - Folk Games of Texas Children
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  1. XIX - Children's Games and Socialization in the Texas Hill Country
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  1. XX - Games and Recreation
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index of Contributors
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  1. Index of Toys and Games
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  1. Series
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574410372
Related ISBN
9781574410372
MARC Record
OCLC
1135434884
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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