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Pull the Other One!

String Games and Stories, book 1

Michael Taylor

128 pp.  

Hawthorn Press


Published:  June 2002


Played all over the world, string games are known by names that reflect the cultures they come from. Songs are often sung as the string figures develop, becoming entwined and part of each story. This well-traveled and entertaining series of tales is accompanied by clear instructions and explanatory diagrams—guaranteed not to tie you in knots and will teach you tricks with which to dazzle your friends!

With something for everyone, these ingenious tricks and tales are developed and taught with utter simplicity, making them suitable from age 5 upward. This is one book of a series of three, which also includes Now You See It ... Each book includes; an introduction, a section on origins, hints for teachers and performers, an 'Invented by Children' section.

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