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Title: Captain Cook Chased a Chook: Children's Folkore in Australia.
Description: Victoria, Australia. Penguin. 1989, Reprint. (ISBN: 067081427X) Soft Cover. 290 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(P)rovides a fascinating study of the rhymes, games, insults and other folklore that make up the rich world of Australian children's culture. It explores the folklore of specific groups such as Aboriginals, colonial and migrant children; it also raises general questions about the nature of childhood, the way in wich adult culture affects children and the future of children's play." Remainder mark on bottom of textblock at spine; discard stamp on half title page. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very browning to edges of text block, minor corner wear, light fading to spine color, two very small corner creases, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Very Good -.

Keywords: Childhood, Aboriginal, Play, Colonial Australia, Social Influences, Class, Religion, Gender, Ethnicity, Folklore, Humour, Vulgar, Language, Fantasy, Ball Games, Mockery, Mocking, Cinderella Dressed in Yella, Hand-Clapping, Collaboration, Counting Rhymes,

Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 27571

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