Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games

Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games

by Paul Tukey, Victoria Rowell
     
 

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Get the whole gang outside and enjoy hours of family fun! Discover the pleasures of lawn games with this guide to 40 time-tested favorites — from classics like capture the flag, croquet, badminton, and bocce to the lesser-known Cherokee marbles and kubb. Authors Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell provide a quick overview of the basic structure of each game, then

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Get the whole gang outside and enjoy hours of family fun! Discover the pleasures of lawn games with this guide to 40 time-tested favorites — from classics like capture the flag, croquet, badminton, and bocce to the lesser-known Cherokee marbles and kubb. Authors Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell provide a quick overview of the basic structure of each game, then offer playing strategies and tips for creating fun variations. Spice up those long summer afternoons with some old-fashioned friendly competition.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Tiffany Torbeck
Keeping children active is an ever-popular topic in the news, and neighborhood games are a great way to keep children moving. The authors of this book would like to teach readers about fun games that need little to no equipment but can provide fun for friends and family. May classic games are described, like Follow the Leader, Red Light/Green Light, and Volleyball, but there are some games that are gaining in popularity like Flying Disc and Cornhole. The basic rules of each game are presented, along with a mini-history and some new developments in the game. While the authors have the best of intentions, the tone of the book is somewhat defensive at times since some controversial games like Red Rover and Dodgeball are also included. A list of online resources is included, as is an extensive index. Both authors also include further information about their personal charities. While this is a good comprehensive guide to classic games that will age well over time, the defensive tone may make some libraries think twice. Reviewer: Tiffany Torbeck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603425605
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 7.28(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Victoria Rowell is a former television actress (Diagnosis Murder, The Young and the Restless) and the spokeswoman for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a charity helping disadvantaged children. She founded the Rowell Foster Children Positive Plan in 2000 to give emotional and financial support to foster children. She is the author of The Women Who Raised Me, a memoir about her own experience as a foster child. She is the co-author of Tag, Toss & Run with Paul Tukey.

Paul Tukey is the co-author of Tag, Toss & Run with Victoria Rowell, and the author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual. He is the national spokesperson for SafeLawns, a nonprofit advocacy group for chemical-free lawn care. He was formerly host of People, Places, and Plants on HGTV and is an award-winning film producer. He and his family enjoy playing lawn games in their yard in Rhode Island.

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