Game type: creative writing

Extracts from a number of editions of the publication 'Story Parade: A Magazine for Boys and Girls' published by Story Parade Inc. between 1936-1941. The document contains a selection of creative writings and poems compiled by students of Dr Dorothy Howard written between 1936 and 1941. For many of the selected works, Dr Howard has annotated the name, age or class of the author below the text. The following literary works and their authors are included. Published in the March 1936 edition are 'Dirty Weather' by author unknown, 'A Dark Night' by Joseph Digiore 8b, and 'Blowing Bubbles by James Howard age 4. 'Our Birthday', written by John Bonomo age 13, was printed in the August 1941 edition. Accompanied by an explanatory text about poetry, three poems written by Dr Howard's seventh grade students from Vernon L. Davey Junior High were published in the September 1941 edition. They are 'Dreams' by May Wolf age 12, 'Friends' by Edward Burch age 12, and 'Autumn' by Carl Gibbs age 13. 'Stars', a short story written by Edward Carroll age 12, was printed in the October 1941 edition of the magazine.

One of a collection of poems and other creative writings by children's folklorist Dr Dorothy Howard. Dr Howard came to Australia in 1954-55 as an American Fulbright scholar to study Australian children's folklore. She travelled across Australia for 10 months collecting children's playground rhymes, games, play artefacts, etc. The original fieldwork she collected during this period is held in the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC) at Museum Victoria and includes index cards, letters and photographs.

Physical Description

Photocopied compilation of typed children's stories and poems; text in black ink on paper. Eight, unbound pages printed on one side only. Includes illustrations, a copyright page and a cover page with illustration. Handwritten annotation in blue ink on bottom portion of cover page. Original handwritten annotations appear throughout the document.

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