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Hardcover Childhood and Children: A Compendium of Customs, Superstitions, Theories, Profiles, and Facts Book

ISBN: 0897748808

ISBN13: 9780897748803

Childhood and Children: A Compendium of Customs, Superstitions, Theories, Profiles, and Facts

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This engagingly written compendium is packed with humorous, dramatic, surprising, and inspiring facts about the past, present, and future of children and childhood. This extensively indexed reference work covers childhood from ancient times to the present day, including child development, family life, child rearing in different cultures, and children in mythology, folklore, and religion. Contemporary issues such as child abuse, poverty, and crime...

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Delicious Factual Grab Bag

This is a book out of which almost anyone will get a kick. It'sfilled with facts you never knew about children who, of course, becomeadults. There's all sorts of interesting information about famous people (Stevie Wonder etc. etc.) when they were children. There's fascinating stuff about multiple births (the most births to one woman, highest number of surviving births and the like). One of the best aspects is that you can open it at any page and read something interesting, which makes it great to leave lying around for picking up any time. It's obviously a great gift for expectant mothers, graduations (moving on to new phases in life) and other special occasions. This is the kind of book that makes you feel good about life altogether. It's fascinating.

Very amusing unusual information anyone would find enjoyable

This book has a lot of funny, surprising information you wouldn't expect as well as facts. Great tidbits include statistics on the most births to one woman, information about twins, triplets, quintuplets, even sextuplets. It sparks your imagination. It makes a great gift. You can dip in at any point and have fun. It's jam-packed with interesting minutiae and you can learn about many famous people when they were kids. It's easy to read but filled with useful info. You can't not like it.
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