Texas Toys and Games

Francis Edward Abernethy
University of North Texas Press, 1997 - 253 páginas
You won't find molded plastic, mass-produced items in this Texas Folklore Society Publication. 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. Texas Toys and Games combines both how-to descriptions and reminiscences.

Folk games encompass guessing, gambling, and counting 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. This book is as much fun as Christmas morning--and not a single battery required!

Dentro del libro


Tops and Knives
Rhythm Games
PlayParty Games and Songs
Essays on Toys and Games
Folk Toys in Texas
Toys on the Frontier
Folk of Texas Children
Childrens Games and Socialization in the Texas Hill Country

Playhouses Clubhouses and Tree Houses
Folk Games
Guessing and Gambling
Chasing and Capturing
Sticks and Stones
Games and Recreation
Index of Contributors
Index of Toys and Games
Derechos de autor

Términos y frases comunes

Pasajes populares

Página 104 - Pease porridge hot, Pease porridge cold, Pease porridge in the pot Nine days old. Some like it hot, Some like it cold, Some like it in the pot Nine days old.
Página 105 - Three geese in a flock ; One flew east, one flew west, One flew over the cuckoo's nest.
Página 131 - London bridge is falling down, Falling down, falling down. London bridge is falling down, My fair lady!
Página 186 - And a Haw! Haw! Haw! How many lickin's did he get? One, two, three, four, five, . . . A number of these counting rhymes are based on the love theme, as: Cinderella, dressed in yellow, Went upstairs to kiss her fellow. How many kisses did she get? One, two, three, four, five, . . . Another version of the Cinderella rhyme is: Cinderella, dressed in yellow, Went down town to buy an umbrella.
Página 129 - Blanca esta cubierta con pilares de oro y plata romperemos un pilar para ver a Doña Blanca. Quién es ese jicotillo que anda en pos de doña Blanca?
Página 104 - One potato, two potato, three potato, four; Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more.
Página 176 - He bought me ice cream He bought me cake He brought me home with a belly ache Mama mama I'm so sick call the doctor quick quick quick Doctor doctor will I die...

Acerca del autor (1997)

FRANCIS EDWARD ABERNETHY was Regents Professor Emeritus of English at Stephen F. Austin State University, the executive secretary and editor of the Texas Folklore Society, the curator of exhibits for the East Texas Historical Association, and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. In addition to editing twenty-one Texas Folklore Society publications, he wrote Singin' Texas, Legends of Texas' Heroic Age, and all three volumes of the Texas Folklore Society history, published by the University of North Texas Press.

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