Saturday, September 1, 2012

Notable Novelists, card game by Calico Kids

Notable Novelists is a card game published by Calico Kids.  It is a "go-fish" style game that includes 18 different novelists of the 20th century.  The object is to collect "literary sets", meaning one Author Card (their picture), one Library  Card (their famous works) and one Bio Card (author's information).  What I love most about this game, besides the incredible price ($10.95) are the beautiful illustrations of the authors.  Ernest Hemingway is seated at his office in a khaki safari-style shirt with a taxidermied animal head mounted on the wall.  F. Scott Fitzgerald is looking quite dandy at his desk with a picture of his wife Zelda in a frame against Jazz-age wallpaper and decor.  The reverse side of the deck of cards is a lovely marbled-paper design--classic and elegant.

This game would be a nice thing to have in a high-school classroom for a group activitity, something librarians would have for children who check out their books early and need something to occupy 10 minutes, or anyone looking for the perfect gift for a literary enthusiasts.  This game could be played by adults or children, depending on their exposure to the literary works mentioned--my best guess would be upper-middle school and beyond. 

You can purchase Notable Novelists and other games by Calico Kids at the above link.

See what others on the Homeschool Crew had to say about "Notable Novelists" here.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of this product in exchange for an honest review.


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