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by Brian Sutton-Smith


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The Folkstories of Children Brian Sutton-Smith "Will delight . . . the reader with the changing blend of fantasy, memory, and the conventions of literary form."--Contemporary Psychology What prompts children to tell stories? What does the word "story" mean to a child at two or five years of age? The Folkstories of Children, first published in 1981, features nearly five hundred stories that were volunteered by fifty children between the ages of two and ten and transcribed word for word. The stories are organized chronologically by the age of the teller, revealing the progression of verbal competence and the gradual emergence of staging and plot organization. Many stories told by two-year-olds, for example, have only beginnings with no middle or end; the "narrative" is held together by rhyme or alliteration. After the age of three or four, the same children tell stories that feature a central character and a narrative arc. The stories also exhibit each child's growing awareness and management of his or her environment and life concerns. Some children see their stories as dialogues between teller and audience, others as monologues expressing concerns about fate and the forces of good and evil. Brian Sutton-Smith discusses the possible origins of the stories themselves: folktales, parent and teacher reading, media, required writing of stories in school, dreams, and play. The notes to each chapter draw on this context as well as folktale analysis and child development theory to consider why and how the stories take their particular forms. The Folkstories of Children provides valuable evidence and insight into the ways children actively and inventively engage language as they grow. Brian Sutton-Smith, Professor of Education, Emeritus, at the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of some fifty books and hundreds of journal articles. In 1995 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Folklore Society. Publications of the American Folklore Society 1981 328 pages 6 x 9 ISBN 978-0-8122-1108-5 Paper $22.50s 15.00 World Rights Anthropology Short copy: The Folkstories of Children, first published in 1981, features nearly five hundred stories that were volunteered by fifty children between the ages of two and ten and transcribed word for word. The stories are organized chronologically by age of the teller, revealing the progression of the children's cognition and verbal competence.

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  • Title The Folkstories of Children
  • Author Brian Sutton-Smith
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 328
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Date 1981-01-01
  • Features Bibliography
  • ISBN 9780812211085 / 0812211081
  • Weight 1.1 lbs (0.50 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 in (22.61 x 15.24 x 2.29 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Fantasy in children, Child authors
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 80020246
  • Dewey Decimal Code 398.097

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Brian Sutton-Smith, Professor of Education, Emeritus, at the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of some fifty books and hundreds of journal articles. In 1995 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Folklore Society.
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