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The Lore And Language Of Schoolchildren (NYRB Classics) Paperback – 1 Apr 2001

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  • Paperback: 488 pages
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics; New Ed edition (1 April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780940322691
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940322691
  • ASIN: 0940322692
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.9 x 20.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Opies, professors of literature and essentially folklorists, did something path-breaking: they observed children and took their play seriously...The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren reminds us that children are their own beings who create and navigate complicated social worlds, and the way they do so is worthy of respect and understanding." --Hilary Levey Friedman, Brain, Child Magazine

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First published in 1959, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature. Going outside the nursery, with its assortment of parent approved entertainments, to observe and investigate the day-to-day creative intelligence and activities of children, the Opies bring to life the rites and rhymes, jokes and jeers, laws, games, and secret spells of what has been called 'the greatest of savage tribes, and the only one which shows no signs of dying out.'

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