Homemade Fun Games & Pastimes by Faye Reineberg HoltHomemade Fun Games & Pastimes by Faye Reineberg Holt

Homemade Fun Games & Pastimes

byFaye Reineberg Holt

Paperback | November 3, 1999

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Long before there were barbies or batteries, children on the Canadian prairies conjured up imaginative ways to pass the time. Kick the can, fox and geese, hide and seek, building snow forts, horseback riding, and picnics were only a few of the ways children found to amuse themselves.

Faye Reineberg Holt brings to life the magic and inventiveness of play in the childhoods of yester-year in this look at games and pastimes on the prairies up until the 1960s.

Delightful archival photographs will bring a smile of recognition to anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to invent their very own homemade" fun.


Faye Reineberg Holt is a Fifth House Books author.
Title:Homemade Fun Games & PastimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 10 × 10 × 1 inPublished:November 3, 1999Publisher:Fifth House BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1894004353

ISBN - 13:9781894004350

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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From Our Editors

In today’s world, our entertainment choices include everything from sports to movies to computer games. For children growing up in the prairies in the 1950s, these luxurious choices did not exist. In Homemade Fun: Games & Pastimes of the Early Prairies, Faye Reineberg Holt examines the childhood games that originated with Native children and settler kids. These indoor and outdoor games are creative yet simple, a stark contrast to what children play with in today’s society. Included in this piece of history are archival photographs of the best-loved games of prairie children.