Authors Playing Cards

Authors Playing Cards

# 034262

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Item #: 034262
ISBN: 9781572814455
Grades: PK-AD

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This is a standard deck of 54 playing cards with basic suits and two jokers. While the suits are still shown in the corners, the middle of each card displays a full-color illustration of a famous author. The name of the author is written beneath the illustration and a few of the books written by that author are listed. Players can play all kinds of card games while growing more and more familiar with 54 classic and famous authors. ~ Rachel

Primary Subject
Reading/Literature
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9781572814455
Format
Card Deck
Brand Name
U.S. Games Systems
Weight
0.2 (lbs.)
Dimensions
3.75" x 2.5" x 0.75"
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I love this card game.
Julie R on Feb 15, 2021
it's a family classic. thanks.
Gretchen J on Dec 14, 2020
I love this card game.
Julie R on Feb 15, 2021
I played Authors as a child, and it me become familiar with many classic authors. I ordered these for my grandchildren.
Shirley L on Dec 14, 2020
it's a family classic. thanks.
Gretchen J on Dec 14, 2020
I used to play these as a child and I play with my grandkids. I wanted them to each have a set of their own to pass on to their kids one day
Sandra T on Dec 11, 2020
Favorite family game for over 30 years. Great gift for friends, English teachers, etc. We've gone through multiple sets by ourselves.
Anneke P on Dec 8, 2020
I played with this as a child. It helped me in college be familiar with authors of books.
LYNN G on Nov 23, 2020
I played this game as a child. Very educational!
Julie R on Nov 18, 2020
favorite card game in family
PAUL W on Nov 17, 2020
I brought this for my high school English class to play when we had some extra time and to expose them to the authors and their books. Wow! This game has been a hit! The students ask to borrow the deck all the time and play it every chance they can in their other classes.
Janalee B. on Nov 16, 2020
Because I played it as a kid. I'd be interested if you also had one with Woman authors.
Julie R on Sep 25, 2020
I used to play Famous Authors with my sisters when I was a child.
Barbara R on Aug 5, 2020
My Grandmother taught me this, and to this day I still recall these Vikings of prose.<br /><br />Thank you so much for still having this available. <br /><br />The printed word is most concise, most beautiful.
Nathan K on Jul 31, 2020
I USED TO PLAY WITH MY MOM, WANTING TO PLAY WITH MY NEICE
Stella B on Jun 20, 2020
Really enjoyed this card game when I was young
Carol K on Jun 8, 2020
Played this game as a child. Want to share with the grandkids. We loved it back when. hope they love it as much.
Kathy W on May 17, 2020
I grew up playing this game in the 80s and have raised my kids playing it. It is fun, first of all, and educational, as I have recognized authors and their works throughout my life thanks to this little game.
Anneke P on May 12, 2020
Vintage.....played this game as a kid
Barbara B on Dec 28, 2019
Sentimental
Michael D on Oct 4, 2019
We played this game as children and I wanted to share it with my daughter.
Mary S on Nov 27, 2017
Played as a child and wanted my family to enjoy and learn.
Mary Lou R on Nov 26, 2017
to use with another deck for Author Go Fish
Andrea M on Aug 30, 2016
I heard of them and wanted to try them out.
Kelli M on Jan 19, 2016
My husband played this game as a child, our two sons (now 38 and 35) played as a child, so I figure it's time to get a set for the grandchildren. I thought they would be too boring for kids, but not so. In fact, I think they fostered our sons' love of literature.
Mindy T on Dec 5, 2015
I played Authors as a child, and it me become familiar with many classic authors. I ordered these for my grandchildren.
Shirley L on Dec 14, 2020
I used to play these as a child and I play with my grandkids. I wanted them to each have a set of their own to pass on to their kids one day
Sandra T on Dec 11, 2020
How is the game played? Y
A shopper on Mar 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This is a standard deck of 54 playing cards with basic suits and two jokers. While the suits are still shown in the corners, the middle of each card displays a full-color illustration of a famous author. The name of the author is written beneath the illustration and a few of the books written by that author are listed. Basically, you can play any sort of card game (i.e. rummy, go fish, etc) with these cards and you'll become familiar with the authors through seeing them as you play.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Love them
I used to play these as a kid and am now playing with my grandkids. That's how I learned all these authors and it sure came in handy for school!
January 11, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I am saving them for Christmas! I wanted them because I played Authors with my Grandmother when I was little! So glad to find them, thank you for carrying them!!
December 3, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this game!
My mom had played this card game in her childhood and made it a family favorite for my brother and me growing up. Not only is it fun for a very competitive family, but we almost magically learned which authors wrote which famous books and were ahead of some of our classmates just by playing this fun game.
August 9, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Bought this for great grandchildren. We played it as children and wanted the grandchildren and great grandchildren to experience it too. Now at 75 years old we think back on those vintage games.
January 28, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago


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