The House of Make Believe

An attempt to cover all aspects of children's make-believe.

Author: Dorothy G. Singer

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674043688

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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An attempt to cover all aspects of children's make-believe. The authors examine how imaginative play begins and develops and provide examples and evidence on the young child's invocation of imaginary friends, the adolescent's daring games and the adult's private imagery and inner thought.
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Make Believe Ballrooms

In front of another house Son's lone beam swept over a red truck that had been jacked up and abandoned for the night if not forever ... I could hear the tumptump - tump as the rocks struck the grass and rolled 286 MAKE - BELIEVE BALLROOMS.

Author: Peter J. Smith

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0871133679

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Dark days for Hal Andrews, New York artist and scion of an eccentric New England family. His cat has just died in a plunge from his apartment window. His brother Beck, manic-depressive and hopelessly nostalgic, is about to marry Lisa Lyman, heiress to the Family Wipes fortune and certifiably the world's most abominable girl. Their sister Fishie, an Olympic swimming champion who uses her television appearances to berate Hal, has recently shaved her head bald. And their father is withholding Hal's inheritance until he becomes more responsible, or at least until he's sixty-five. Hal's artwork clutters the floors of his girlfriend's apartment and does about as much for his putative gallery. Hoping for a genius grant and settling for a decrepit dog and a derisive girlfriend, Hal's optimism begins to wane as he descends into a moody twilit world of obscure urban horror. Therefore, when a wrong number from out of town walks into his life, the situation is grim. Mary-Ann Beavers and her hostile brother arrive in New York via Greyhound, in search of celebrities and success, both rare commodities back home in Patent, Texas. She snaps her chewing gum and writes wretched poetry; her brother has bad teeth and a temper to match. While Mary-Ann stalks Liza Minnelli in the supermarket and treasures the autograph of Dustin Hoffman's agent's sister, a darkness that lasts for days falls over Hal's new but awful apartment. There is light, however, at the end of the tunnel, and Hal, in spite of himself, will bask in it. Make-Believe Ballrooms captures the true contemporary dilemma in this tale of Hal's decline and rehabilitation in much-too-postmodern New York.
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Media and the Make Believe Worlds of Children

Son«yun invents make-believe houses, such as the drop-of-water house,the sunflower house, the beer house,ora house with a laughing face. The individual elements of the community symbolically express individuality.

Author: Maya Gotz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135607265

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Children offers new insights into children's descriptions of their invented or "make-believe" worlds, and the role that the children's experience with media plays in creating these worlds. Based on the results of a cross-cultural study conducted in the United States, Germany, Israel, and South Korea, it offers an innovative look at media's role on children's creative lives. This distinctive volume: *outlines the central debates and research findings in the area of children, fantasy worlds, and the media; *provides a descriptive account of children's make-believe worlds and their wishes for actions they would like to take in these worlds; *highlights the centrality of media in children's make believe worlds; *emphasizes the multiple creative ways in which children use media as resources in their environment to express their own inner worlds; and *suggests the various ways in which the tension between traditional gender portrayals that continue to dominate media texts and children's wishes to act are presented in their fantasies. The work also demonstrates the value of research in unveiling the complicated ways in which media are woven into the fabric of children's everyday lives, examining the creative and sophisticated uses they make of their contents, and highlighting the responsibility that producers of media texts for children have in offering young viewers a wide array of role models and narratives to use in their fantasies. An enclosed CD provides full-color images of the artwork produced during the study. This book will appeal to scholars and graduate students in children and media, early childhood education, and developmental psychology. It can be used in graduate level courses in these areas.
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Magic Monsters and Make Believe Heroes

When we forget this important prologue, the story is reduced to little more than an “old woman [who] was really a wicked witch on the lookout for children and had built the house made of bread only to lure them to her” (Grimm and Grimm ...

Author: Douglas E. Cowan

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520293984

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes looks at fantasy film, television, and participative culture as evidence of our ongoing need for a mythic vision—for stories larger than ourselves into which we write ourselves and through which we can become the heroes of our own story. Why do we tell and retell the same stories over and over when we know they can’t possibly be true? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not because pop culture has run out of good ideas. Rather, it is precisely because these stories are so fantastic, some resonating so deeply that we elevate them to the status of religion. Illuminating everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Dungeons and Dragons, and from Drunken Master to Mad Max, Douglas E. Cowan offers a modern manifesto for why and how mythology remains a vital force today.
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Belief and Make Believe

He finds an empty house in the Wood of Eld, with a fire burning and food set out on a table. As he was yet eating, there came into that room the appearance of his uncle, and Jack was afraid. . . . But his uncle was never more kind, ...

Author: George Wells

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812691887

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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The central question this book addresses is: why do so many people swallow the doctrines of religion? Following an attempt to analyze the nature of belief, it considers the Bible as a basis for religious belief and explores the conceptual difficulties in the New Testament view of humans.
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Minders of Make believe

vating Seaman, he had acted on the belief — gospel to many employers of the day — that women knew more than men about children and ... George Piatt Brett, had succeeded his father as head of the American division of the British house.

Author: Leonard C. Marcus

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395674077

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 402

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Examines the dramatic changes that occurred in children's literature during the twentieth century, the growth and impact of major publishing houses, the influence of key publishing figures, and the contributions of pioneering editors, educators, and librarians.
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Make Believe Mum Mills Boon Cherish

being ignored, like the house? She hoped she'd done right by helping send off the social worker. If they were being neglected, she'd never forgive herself. “Areyou reallygoing to be our mom now?” oneofthe twins asked eagerly.

Author: Elaine Grant

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472061065

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Lately, it seems widowed rancher Jon Rider just can't climb out of the cow muck. Since his wife's death, raising his seven kids has become impossible to manage–especially with a ranch to run and a household that sends housekeepers fleeing in panic. But then someone notifies social services...
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Whatever he may mean, Jarrell seems to be ignoring the fact that the lofty and original source is the water not principally of the children's house of make-believe but of the "house in earnest." The cup, too, was originally from that ...



ISBN: UCAL:B4311342

Category: American literature


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Essays in English and American language and literature.
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Proposals in Regency Society Make Believe Wife The Homeless Heiress

... part of my fiancée, and, if necessary, marry me. The marriage would be annulled later—and you wouldreceivea generous settlement. You could thenliveyourown life, abroad should you wish it—or perhaps a nice house in MakeBelieve Wife.

Author: Anne Herries

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472097118

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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MAKE-BELIEVE WIFE With his rakish reputation and reluctance to wed, Lord Luke Clarendon is in need of a make-believe wife and who better than the beautiful runaway actress Roxanne? She is his perfect leading lady, yet once they uncover her true identity her Lord may claim
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The Natural History of Make believe

While he and his cohorts, Thing One and Thing Two, run amok in the house, the children can only stand by as stunned witnesses to the hideous fulfillment of their own secret desires. The Cat in the Hat is one of the very few children's ...

Author: John Goldthwaite

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195038064

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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Chronicles three centuries of children's literature ranging from Perrault's fairy tales to the works of Maurice Sendak
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Mimesis as Make Believe

The games of make - believe in which one participates verbally , in these last cases , are ones that have no connection with ... in a game in the way children do when they play dolls or gallop around the house straddling sticks .

Author: Kendall L. Walton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674576039

Category: Philosophy

Page: 450

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Representations in visual arts and fiction play an important part in our lives and culture. Walton presents a theory of the nature of representation, which shows its many varieties and explains its importance. His analysis is illustrated with examples from film, art, literature and theatre.
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Handbook of Children and the Media

Television in the lives of our children . Stanford , CA : Stanford University Press . Singer , D. G. , & Singer , J. L. ( 1990 ) . The house of makebelieve : Children's play and the developing imagination .

Author: Dorothy G. Singer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761919554

Category: Psychology

Page: 765

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Now available in paperback the Handbook of Children and the Media is the first comprehensive analysis of the field for students, scholars, and policy makers. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of the best-known scholars from around the world to summarize the current scope of research on children and the media, suggest directions for future research, and underscore policy and practical implications. In addition to the `traditional′ media of television, film, and advertising, `new media′ such as the Internet and video games are also included. The Handbook is primarily a reference work for researchers, teachers, and students in communication, psychology, family studies, education, sociology, public policy and other related fields, but will also serve as a valuable resource for policy makers, media professionals and activists.
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The Cruise of the Make Believes

Simon Quarle – restless and watchful like himself – met him presently wandering about the house; and once more faced him squarely, ... "To-morrow our game of make-believe will end; Mr. Daniel Meggison has come to the end of his tether.

Author: Tom Gallon

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785040853649

Category: Fiction


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Make Believe in Film and Fiction

Tolstoy's narrative permits us to share in this psychic reversal, as violent as any physical action yet not physically perceptible, for its only external manifestation is Alexei's repeated pacing through the house, always turning back ...

Author: K. Kroeber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403983220

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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This study provides the first detailed contrast between the experiences of reading a novel and watching a movie. Kroeber shows how fiction evokes morally inflected imagining, and how movies reveal through magnification of human movements and expression subjective effects of complex social changes.
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Daisy Dreamer and the World of Make Believe

I've even had a sleepover at my best friend Lily's house! But I've never been someplace imaginary. Posey doesn't answer my question. He's too busy going through 5P INT_DD World of Make Believe.indd 2 1/20/17 10:36 AM 2.

Author: Holly Anna

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481486330

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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"Daisy Dreamer's totally true imaginary friend, Posey, invites her to explore his amazing world of make believe"--
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The Dragons Book of Make Believe

Turn the pages of the bigger book to see how the dragons and their friends use their imaginations, then leaf through the magical miniature book to see how their games would look in real life.

Author: Alison Inches

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375824154

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 14

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The dragons love to play make-believe, and with the help of Quetzal’s magical book, the games they imagine can come to life! In this unique interactive format, you get two great books in one. Turn the pages of the bigger book to see how the dragons and their friends use their imaginations, then leaf through the magical miniature book to see how their games would look in real life.
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Believe in Love Joy The Collection of the Greatest Christmas Novels Stories Carols Legends Illustrated Edition

'John,' Michael proposed, 'let us wake her and get her to make supper for us'; but as he said it some of the other boys rushed on carrying branches for the building of the house. 'Look at them!' he cried. 'Curly,' said Peter in his most ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026898740

Category: Fiction

Page: 10532

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This holiday, e-artnow presents to you this unique collection of the greatest Christmas classics: most beloved novels, tales, legends, poetry & carols - to warm up your heart and rekindle your holiday sparkle: The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) Silent Night The Night After Christmas The Child Born at Bethlehem The Adoration of the Shepherds The Visit of the Wise Men As Joseph Was A-Walking The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) A Christmas Carol (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman (Emily Dickinson) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) The Twelve Days of Christmas The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) The Christmas Angel (A. Brown) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann) The Little Match Girl The Elves and the Shoemaker Mother Holle The Star Talers Snow-White…
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Make Believe Murder

That could be the backyard at my old house. I wasn't much of a gardener. In fact, I was a little embarrassed that whoever had taken me could see that. The last thing I remembered was taking a nap in my hammock at my house.

Author: Leslie Langtry

Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing

ISBN: 9781947110861

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

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From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes a former CIA agent turned Girl Scout troop leader and a laugh-out-loud mystery! Merry Wrath’s summer plans didn’t originally include an unexpected visit from her old friend, Hilly—a quirky CIA assassin who’s been forced by HR to take her first vacation in…forever. The fact that Hilly chose a small town in Iowa for vacation doesn’t bother Merry or her scout troop (especially since Hilly’s teaching them how to kill a man with one punch), but her former handler, Riley, believes something sinister is afoot. After all Lana, Merry’s arch-nemesis, is sighted all over town, and when a Chinese operative ends up murdered in her backyard, Merry starts to wonder if Riley is right and Hilly is secretly on the job. It doesn’t help that a group of cosplaying teenage druids have targeted Merry for a misguided ritual sacrifice, or that Medea Jones, cub reporter, constantly harasses Merry, seeing the former spy as her Pulitzer Prize winning vehicle out of Who’s There, Iowa. Merry wonders if her strange friend really is on vacation, or if she's after another target? Is it Lana? Was it the Chinese operative? Or is it Merry Wrath? Merry Wrath Mysteries: Merit Badge Murder – book #1 Mint Cookie Murder – book #2 Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection Marshmallow S'More Murder – book #3 Movie Night Murder – book #4 Mud Run Murder – book #5 Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the "Pushing Up Daisies" collection Motto for Murder – book #6 Map Skills Murder – book #7 Mean Girl Murder – book #8 Marriage Vow Murder – book #9 Mystery Night Murder – book #10 Meerkats and Murder– book #11 Make Believe Murder – book #12 Maltese Vulture Murder – book #13 What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books: "I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions while reading MARSHMALLOW S'MORE MURDER! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza... what could possibly go wrong?" ~ Fresh Fiction "Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…" ~ RT BOOKreviews "Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense." ~ Chicago Tribune "Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details." ~ Publisher's Weekly
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Servant Leadership

First there's the children's house of make believe, Some shattered dishes underneath a pine, The playthings in the playhouse of the children. Weep for what little things could make them glad. Weep? Why weep? Perhaps because as adults ...

Author: Robert K. Greenleaf

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809105540

Category: Business & Economics

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Twenty-five years ago Robert Greenleaf published these prophetic essays on what he coined servant leadership, a practical philosophy that replaces traditional autocratic leadership with a holistic, ethical approach. This highly influential book has been embraced by cutting edge management everywhere. Yet in these days of Enron and what VISA CEO Dee Hock calls our "era of massive institutional failure," Greenleaf's seminal work must reach the mainstream now more than ever.Servant Leadership--?helps leaders find their true power and moral authority to lead.?helps those served become healthier, wiser, freer, and more autonomous.?encourages collaboration, trust, listening, and empowerment.?offers long-lasting change, not a temporary fix.?extends beyond business for leaders of all types of groups.
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Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Creativity in Early Childhood Education

Make-believe drawings are heuristic tasks and have been utilized by researchers to explore changes in children's ... For example, adding several doors to a house to make it “make-believe” does not necessarily elicit a change in the ...

Author: Olivia Saracho

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617357428

Category: Education

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Recently, a new understanding of creative thought and creative performance has surfaced. It has also attracted the attention of early childhood professional organizations and researchers. Professional organizations have included it in their publications and conferences. While current creativity researchers have initiated a far more sophisticated understanding of young children’s creative thinking, ways to assess creativity, strategies to promote creativity, and research methodologies. The purpose of this volume is to present a wide range of different theories and areas in the study of creativity to help researchers and theorists work toward the development of different perspectives on creativity with young children. It focuses on critical analyses and reviews of the literature on topics related to creativity research, development, theories, and practices. It will serve as a reference for early childhood education researchers, scholars, academics, general educators, teacher educators, teachers, graduate students, and scientists to stimulate further “dialogue” on ways to enhance creativity. The chapters are of high quality and provide scholarly analyses of research studies that capture the full range of approaches to the study of creativity --- behavioral, clinical, cognitive, cross-cultural, developmental, educational, genetic, organizational, psychoanalytic, psychometric, and social. Interdisciplinary research is also included, as is research within specific domains such as art and science, as well as on critical issues (e.g., aesthetics, genius, imagery, imagination, insight, intuition, metaphor, play, problem finding and solving). Thus, it offers critical analyses on reviews of research in a form that are useful to early childhood researchers, scholars, educators, and graduate students. It also places the current research in its historical context. The volume is also of interest to the general readers who are interested in the young children’s creativity. The chapters are authored by established scholars in the field of young children’s creativity.
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