The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition

by Daniel Carter Beard

Paperback, 2004

Status

Available

Local notes

790.1 Bea

Barcode

5036

Collection

Publication

David R Godine (2004), Edition: Centennial, 441 pages

Description

Juvenile Nonfiction. Reference. Sports & Recreations. Study Aids & Workbooks. HTML:Long before "danger" was a book for boys, there was The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard‚??a beloved classic by one of the original founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The American Boy's Handy Book was designed to provide hundreds of activities for restless young boys‚??adventures and games, indoors and out, in every season of the year. It was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.
Now, this much-loved classic is back in print for a new generation to enjoy. If you're not too young to fly a kite, or too old to enjoy a day of good fishing, The American Boy's Handy Book is chock full of games and activities just for you! There's something for boys of every age and for every day of the year in this book:

  • Building and flying your own kite
  • Making an aquarium
  • Rigging and sailing small boats
  • Camping without a tent
  • Making a corn stalk fiddle
  • Building a snow fort
  • Daniel Beard, a founding member of the Boy Scouts of America, firmly believed in letting boys make their own playthings with their hands, to encourage them to value their own work and gain skills needed to invent, construct and dream successfully. This is truer today than ever before‚??in a world of video games and cell phones. Welcome the joys of childhood back into your children's lives with The American Boy's Handy Book, and help them discover hobbies, games and activities that will stimulate their imagination and create a sense of adventure in the real world around us.… (more)

Original language

English

Physical description

441 p.; 7.6 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member mmoj
I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used as a cub
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I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used as a cub
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LibraryThing member mmoj
I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used as a cub
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LibraryThing member mmoj
I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used as a cub
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scout parent.
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LibraryThing member mmoj
I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys it also gave me a feel of how boys think. This was also an invaluable tool that I used as a cub
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Pages

441

Rating

(68 ratings; 4.1)
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