Whatever Happened to Mister Duncan: A Memory Map for Children of All Ages

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Whatever Happened to Mister Duncan: A Memory Map for Children of All Ages

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Did you ever play marbles when you were a kid? Yeah? How many can you name? Take your time - I’ve got all day.

When you were a kid and it was a hot summer night and you and the neighborhood kids were playing hide-and-seek, and you were it, and you’d found everybody you could find, what did you yell to get everybody who was still out there to come back in?

Did you ever make a whistle with a piece of grass? Or whittle with a pocketknife? Or spin a top?

This remarkable book stems from years of interviews with kids (most of them in their 50s and 60s) and presents a view of the world of a child before the days of video games, computers, iPads or mobile phones. There’s nothing wrong with those activities, but they leave precious little room for imagination. Through a series of activity-based chapters, author Steven Shepard reawakens long-dormant memories and challenges the creation of new ones, offering up games, activities and crafts that are as much fun for adults as they are for children. The book concludes with a list of questions that can be used to stir conversations and memories alike.

ISBN: 978-0-9892492-4-9

 

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