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The Boy on the Beach: Building Community Through Play



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Univ of Chicago Pr
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This is the edition with a publication date of 4/15/2010.

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What can the richly imagined, impressively adaptable fantasy world of children tell us about childhood, development, education, and even life itself? Paley presents a wise appreciation of the importance of play and enduring curiosity about the nature of childhood and the imagination.

Author Biography

Vivian Gussin Paley worked for nearly forty years as a preschool and kindergarten teacher and is the author of thirteen books about young children, including, most recently, A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
The Boy on the Beachp. 3
Letters from Taiwanp. 14
Hurricanes and Howling Wolvesp. 19
Lettersp. 25
A Lonely Wolfp. 30
Lettersp. 33
Stanley Is Herep. 36
Lettersp. 41
Baby Unicorns and Glue Fairiesp. 43
Bad Stuffp. 47
More Chaos: Old Person on Fire!p. 53
Lettersp. 57
Moving Rocksp. 60
The Ocean and the Islandp. 65
Lettersp. 70
Almost a Day at the Beachp. 72
We Together Have a Friendshipp. 75
Stanley's Fishp. 85
Making Scenesp. 88
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