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The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren (Paperback)
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First published in 1959, Iona and Peter Opie's 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."

Education >> Education Theory >> SchoolsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Cultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge >> Folklore, myths & legendsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social Sciences >> Social groups >> Age groups >> Age groups: children Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc Publication Date: 31/08/2000 ISBN-13: 9780940322691  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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This is a classic of folklore collecting – the informants being British children. Many of us will remember the rhymes and sayings collected here.

Alexander McCall Smith - 29/07/2011

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