Item description for Schoolyard Games (Historic Communities) by Bobbie Kalman, Heather Levigne & Barbara Bedell...
Overview Settler children played games similar to those played by children today. Colorful illustrations explain early versions of such games as tag, hopscotch, hiding games, marbles, skipping and string games, and more. Full-color photos and illustrations.
Publishers Description Bobbie Kalman's acclaimed Historic Communities Series provides a close-up view of how people lived more than two hundred years ago. Colorful photos, many taken by Bobbie Kalman herself at restored historic villages across the country, help support the fascinating information. Children will have fun learning about: -- early homes and the settler community -- what people wore and the crafts they made -- how settlers made their living -- how they spent their leisure time -- the values, customs, and traditions of the early settlers
Because settler children were expected to help out with chores at home, there was often little time for play. Recess time at school gave children the opportunity to play Schoolyard Games. Colorful illustrations help explain early versions of: -- skipping, hopscotch, and clapping games -- string and hoop games -- group games, hiding games, and ball games -- marbles, tops, and other toys
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Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.53" Width: 8.01" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 31, 2001
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
Series Historic Communities
ISBN 0865054711 ISBN13 9780865054714
Availability 0 units.
More About Bobbie Kalman, Heather Levigne & Barbara Bedell
Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.
Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.
Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.