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Book Review

Play for a Change: Play, Policy and Practice: A Review of Contemporary Perspectives

Stuart Lester and Wendy Russell
London, United Kingdom: National Children's Bureau, 2008. References, photographs, tables, 270 pp. $49.95 cloth. ISBN: 9781905818396

by Peter K. Smith

First Paragraph:

This book is written by two lecturers in playwork from the United Kingdom who have both academic and practitioner experience. These authors have reviewed "the research and literature on children's play, with a focus on evidence-based research that can inform policy" (p. 11). The book has a number of positive features.