Cover image for Jacks
Title:
Jacks
Author:
Jaffe, Elizabeth Dana.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
History -- Origin of name -- Basic play of the jacks game -- Basic rules of the jacks game -- Basic hints of the jacks game -- Playing for funsies and strictsies -- Flipping -- Basic flipping hints -- America, jumpin' jacks, also called plainsies -- South Korea, kong keui -- Haiti, osselets -- Conclusion.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 50116.
ISBN:
9780756501341
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
GV1215.7 .J34 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Describes the history and procedures of how to play the game of jacks. Includes directions on how to play the specialized games of jumpin' jacks, Kong-Keui, and Osselets.


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Color photographs, drawings and diagrams, and reproductions lead readers through the history of these games, how to play them, and how they are played in other countries. The instructions are clear and the writing is lively. "Jumpin' Jacks" is played in the United States and Canada, "Kong-Keui" in South Korea, and "Osselets" in Haiti. "Ringtaw" is one of the marble games played in the United States, it's "Nucks" in Australia, and "Kelereng" in Indonesia. Lists for further information include organizations and places to visit. Arlene Erlbach's Sidewalk Games around the World (Millbrook, 1997) includes variations of both games and many others. However, if there is enough interest, Jaffe's books will be useful additions.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.