Cat"s Cradles and Other String Figures by Joost Elffers

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .

Written in English

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Number of Pages208
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Open LibraryOL7346614M
ISBN 100140052011
ISBN 109780140052015

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As well as string figures he collects and teaches clapping games, finger-games, jump-rope activities, ball-bouncing and bean-bag games. He always carries a string with him, and has been known to share string patterns with strangers on tube trains and aeroplanes.

He is the author of Pull the Other One and Now You See It/5(28). the book is in black and white, or maybe it's sepia, but no color. the collection of figures is surprising. who knew that one string could do so many things!. string figures are a wonderful way that global cultures have used to tell stories and pass them down to generations.

get this book and start telling you own by: 3. Get this from a library. Cat's cradles and other string figures. [Bab Westerveld; Joost Elffers; Michael Schuyt;] -- Text and photographs give detailed instructions on making a variety of string figures with and without a companion.

Also discusses the origins and names of the individual figures and games that can. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "A Joost Elffers and Michael Schuyt Production." "First published in West Germany by Du Mont Buchverlag GmbH & Co., as Das Hexenspiel, ".

Cat's cradle is one of the oldest games in recorded human history, and involves creating various string figures, either individually or by passing a loop of string back and forth between two or more true origin of the name is debated, though the first known reference is in The light of nature pursued by Abraham Tucker in The type of string, the specific figures, their order Author: Kurt Vonnegut.

Johnson has collected string picture games from all over the world for this lively book which includes everything from the cat's cradle and the witch's broom to Jacob's Ladder and the Eiffel Tower. Full-color illustrated instructions. For ages 5 - /5(16). Cat's Cradles and Other String Figures by Joost Elffers, Michael Schuyt and a great selection of related books, Translated into English from the Dutch by Plym Peters and Tony Langham.

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book. Seller Inventory # X1. Both an anthropological text and a how-to-book, "String Figures" shows you that Cat's Craddle is the least of the string-games. This book discusses string-games in every culture in the world on every continent, looing at the history and social importance of the games, then teaches you in step-by-step instruction, how to make them/5.

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A string figure is a design formed by manipulating string on, around, and using one's fingers or sometimes between the fingers of multiple people. String figures may also involve the use of the mouth, wrist, and feet. They may consist of singular images or be created and altered as a game, known as a string game, or as part of a story involving various figures made in sequence.

Turn Cat’s Cradle into “Soldier’s Bed.” The other player should now pinch the two center ‘X’s of Cat’s Cradle with the thumb and forefinger of both hands. They’ll then pull the ‘X’s around the outside of the bottom strands and up through the center.

As they do, gently slide your hands out of the string%(). Maybe you already know how to Cats Cradles and Other String Figures book Cat's Cradle and a few other string figures.

If not, then you can learn to make some string figures now. If you can already do some, then why not learn a few more and teach your friends how to do them. Depress the far little finger string using your foot, a book, etc. (5) Extend hands upward while letting.

How to make string figures, games, and tricks--described and illustrated: Cat's Cradle, Eiffel Tower, Witches Broom, Jacob's Ladder, and many other favorites. Main Collection. Introduction to Easy Figures gets you started. Here you'll learn: Position 1, Opening A, A Hand Catch, Cup and Saucer, The Star, Fishing Spear, Dressing a Pelt, The Moth.

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Jacob's Ladder is a classic string figure, similar to Cat's Cradle. If you never learned to make a Jacob's Ladder string figure as a kid,30 pins. String Games This is an ancient game played around the world. Remember string games and fugures like "Jacob's Ladder", "Kitty Whiskers", "Cup and Saucer" or Cats Cradle.

Those are only the beginning. You just need some string for this fun filled activity, making it ideal for playing in the car on long trips.

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As well as string figures he collects and teaches clapping games, finger-games, jump-rope activities, ball-bouncing and bean-bag games.

He always carries a string with him, and has been known to share string patterns with strangers on tube trains and aeroplanes. He is the author of Pull the Other One and Now You See It/5(44). The book comes with a brightly coloured thick string; if the string is ever lost a replacement can be purchased from the supplier.

The step-by-step diagrams are easy to follow. I used to play Cats Cradle in the school playground as a child and so it was nice to share the game with my niece/5().

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With the clearest directions around and a tie-dyed loop of string to go with them, all you need is your fingers. We were the original Cat's Cradle book with string, and, with more than 4 million. Cat's Cradle and other string figures are a part of every childhood, and this book describes and illustrates steps to complete them in clear detail.

The figures in the book are ancient in origin and come from all over the world. Comes with a loop of multicolored string; Full-color illustrations; Clear, easy to follow instructions/5(5).

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We take great pride in our attention to detail, which means that customers can leave their cats in the safe & certain knowledge that everything will be done to ensure their cats well being. A String Figure Bibliography. This bibliography is copied from the ISFA Bibliography, produced by Tom Storer "[Regarding Jayne's String Figures and how to make them] Several full-page pictures and other illustrations of cat's-cradles and other string is appalled at any attempt at description of such a book, so simple and yet so complex, so slight in its purpose, so vast in.

Featuring step-by-step instructions and a multicolored string loop, this activity book gives your kids just what they need to create five designsall they have to do is add 10 fingers. 35 pages, spiralbound boardbook. Cat's Cradle: A Book of String 5/5(4).

Cat's Cradle A Book of String Figures. As long as there's been string, people have played string games. All over the world, people have amazed each other by turning an ordinary piece of string into a picture of something out of their everyday lives. With this kit, you will learn how to make 5 string figures, including The Cup and Saucer, The /5().

Cat's Cradle Summary So, this guy named John—who wants you to call him Jonah—decides he's going to write a book on what important Americans were doing the day the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima.

Little does he know that researching the book will lead him to meet a fated group of people, to discover the religion of Bokononism, and, oh yeah, also. String figures were used for fun most of the time, but other times they were used as good luck charms or to chase away "bad spirits." Most string games are played with one or two pairs of hands, but some people have been known to use their toes, knees, elbows, and mouth.

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Stories and rhymes by Milly Reynolds and Jaimen McMillan. A Book of String Figures (Book and String) - This full-color, easy-to-understand instruction manual teaches the basics of string figures, including such favorites as Cat's Whiskers, Jacob's Ladder, Witch's Broom, and more.

by Anne Akers Johnson - Paperback - Published Affiliate Link to Amazon. Cat's Cradle & Other Fantastic String Figures. The book is particularly designed to require as little page-turning as possible in the middle of making a string shape. Includes two brightly coloured strings to get you started.

Table of Contents. Meet the String Man 1. About String Games 2. Simple Figures 3. Stars 4. Popular Figures 5. Stories 6. 3d Figures 7.

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Cat's Cradle's use of grave imagery makes it as much a memento mori as a piece black comedy. The novel's story is filled with reminders of death: deaths of individuals, deaths of family members, deaths of communities, and even the death of humanity itself.

Like most works of memento mori, Cat's Cradle doesn't suggest a solution to this predicament. A cat’s cradle is essentially a game played by all ages and almost all nationalities; “Even the Eskimos know it”(Cat’s Cradle ).

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Klutz Cat's Cradle Book of String Figures. Condition is Very Good. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Does not come with string4/5(1).

At some time in your youth, no doubt, you took a loop of string and made a "cat's-cradle," a "Jacob's ladder," or some other type of figure by looping and crossing the string between the fingers. But perhaps you were not aware that this is actually an ancient form of amusement, that it is practiced in all parts of the globe, and is especially popular among primitive tribes.5/5(2)."Cat's in the Cradle" is a folk rock song by Harry Chapin from the album Verities & single topped the US Billboard Hot in December As Chapin's only number-one song, it became the best known of his work and a staple for folk rock : 7" vinyl, CD.Finger Strings: A Book of Cat's Cradles and String Figures [Michael Taylor, Ann Swain] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Finger string games are a, 12/07/  Hand off the string after every turn. Decide which player will get the game started. This person will twist the string into Cat’s Cradle, the game’s.

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