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Super String Games Paperback – March, 1988

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co (P); English Language edition (March 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068807684X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688076849
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,300,836 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 5-8 The string games in this book, as in Gryski's other two (Cat's Cradle, Owl's Eyes 1984 and Many Stars and More String Games 1985, both Mor row) have been collected from all around the world. Basic instructions are given on how to prepare the string; terminology and the naming of fingers and loops are included. At first glance, the string games seem complicated, but by reading the step-by-step instruc tions, which are clearly illustrated with ink drawings of hands and red arrows pointing directions to move the string, readers can make the string games suc cessfully. Similar string game books are available, such as Jayne's String Fig ures and How to Make Them (Dover, 1906) and Cat's Cradles and Other String Figures (Penguin, 1980; o.p.) by Elffers and Schuyt. The instructions and illustrations in Gryski's book are the easiest to follow.Sue E. Hamil ton, Jackson County Library, Medford, Oreg.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Gwyneth Calvetti VINE VOICE on December 7, 2000
Format: Paperback
If Ms. Gryski's first two books, "Cat's Cradle" and "Many Stars" aren't enough for you, you are in luck. In this third book of her string figure series, she has "strung out" a series of wonderful and realistic string figures that are among those I enjoy using the most. Many are from the Arctic regions, where the methods of construction vary quite a bit from other parts of the world. These figures are very challenging to learn, but with her clear directions and the detailed illustrations of Tom Sankey, success is guaranteed. Although out of print, it is worth the time you will take to find it.
If you want to delight onlookers no matter where you are, spend a few hours learning "The Porker" or my favorite, "The Little Dog with Big Ears." These two always entertain and bring smiles to everyone's face. I incorporate many of these figures into stories I tell, but they are fun to create just for enjoyment. I unwittingly gathered quite a crowd, passing time while waiting for the parade to begin at Disneyland. I can't think of a greater compliment to the power of string figures than upstaging Mickey Mouse!
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 15, 1999
Format: Paperback
Il a des illustrations très explicatives. Il y a des figures avec des histoires (3).J'ai aimé ce livre qui m'a permis de faire des figures plus élaborées et intéressantes.
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