Appalachian Toys and Games from a to Z

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University Press of Kentucky, Feb 18, 2013 - History - 43 pages
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Following the success of his collections of stories from funeral directors, schoolteachers, doctors, and lawyers, folklorist William Lynwood Montell presents a new volume of tales from Kentucky sheriffs. Montell collected stories from all areas of the state to represent the diversity of social and economic backgrounds in the various communities the officers serve.

Tales from Kentucky Sheriffs covers elections, criminal behavior, and sheriff's mistakes in a lighthearted and often humorous manner. The book includes accounts of a drunk driver who thought he was in a different state, a sheriff running a sting operation with the U.S. Marshals, and a woman reporting a tomato thief in her garden. Other accounts involve procedural errors with serious consequences, such as the tale of a sheriff who mistakenly informs a man that his son has committed suicide. Together, these firsthand narratives preserve important aspects of Kentucky's history not likely to be recorded elsewhere.

 

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Contents

A is for apple doll
2
B is for button on a string also known as buzz button
3
C is for corn shuck doll also known as corn husk doll
4
D is for drop the handkerchief
7
E is for eerie stories
8
F is for Fox and Hounds
11
G is for Game of Graces
12
H is for hoop and stick
13
S is for slingshot
28
T is for Tom Walkers
29
U is for umpire
30
V is for vaulting and swinging
31
W is for whimmydiddle or geehaw whimmydiddle as it is also known
32
X is for x marks the spot as in hopscotch
33
Y is for yard games
35
Z is for puzzles
36

I is for imagination
15
J is for jumping rope
17
K is for Kick the Can
18
L is for limberjack
19
M is for marbles
20
N is for noisemakers
22
O is for outside
23
P is for PickupSticks or Jackstraws
25
Q is for quiet games
26
R is for rag dolls
27
Glossary
37
AuthorsIllustrators Notes
38
Places to visit
39
Acknowledgments
40
Recommended Appalachian Books for Children
41
Bibliography
42
About the Author and the Illustrator
43
The End
44
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About the author (2013)

Linda Hager Pack, an educator for twenty-two years, taught children's literature at Eastern Kentucky University and received the prestigious Ashland Oil Teacher of the Year award in 1996. She is the author of A is for Appalachia! The Alphabet Book of Appalachian Heritage.

Pat Banks, a master watercolorist, is a Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen member, a Kentucky Arts Council roster artist, and a Kentucky Craft Marketing program participant. She is the illustrator of A is for Appalachia! The Alphabet Book of Appalachian Heritage.

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