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!
... boomerangs . There is the curved - stick kind and there is the cross - stick kind of boom- erang . The cross - stick is really just two curved - stick boomerangs back to back . The principle to making either one is exactly the same ...
... boomerangs . He went by the name of " Billy Boomerang . " He would show up on the beach with a bunch of boomerangs and stick them in the sand . Then he would start throwing them out over the ocean to attract a crowd and then sell his ...
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Tops and Knives
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
Guessing and Gambling
Chasing and Capturing
Sticks and Stones
Games and Recreation
Index of Contributors
Index of Toys and Games