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The Pocket Guide to Mischief

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ISBN13: 9781423603665
ISBN10: 1423603664
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The greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. They were the brave women who looked at how unfair the world was and said, I can do better than that. They were the stalwart men who saw stupidity and asked, Why do we have to do it that way? And they were the delightful children who ganged up on the neighborhood bully and hit him with wet noodles until he said, Uncle

Yes, history's mischief makers had the courage to point out that things like slavery, global warming, and turtleneck sweaters are bad. And they also pulled off some of the greatest hoaxes and practical jokes of all time. Their achievements include the Boston Tea Party, the War of the Worlds radio broadcast of 1938, and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008. In honor of them, we introduce The Pocket Guide to Mischief, the perfect addition to any prankster's collection, as well as a fun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us.

Bart King, a self-proclaimed dabbler, is interested in games, magic, current events, music, chess, history, literature, geography, travel, crime, science fiction, art, and almost everything else The veteran of many water-balloon wars, he's twice won the prized Arrested Development award from the New York Society of Amateur Psychologists. He earned a master's degree in history from Sonoma State University and has taught middle school for the past fifteen years.

Bart's work has been featured in The Oregonian, The Portland Tribune, Chicago Parent, Family Fun magazine and many other publications. He has also appeared on dozens of television and radio programs including the widely syndicated Bob and Tom Show.

Not only is Bart a wild and crazy boy, he's also the author of the bestselling Big Book of Boy Stuff. Bart subsequently co-authored The Big Book of Girl Stuff with his five sisters and 50 former students. This title won widespread acclaim; if you are skeptical (and you should be ) please see its product page.

Also, take a look at these fun links:

Bart's fabulously fun and entertaining blogs: Ultra-Gross and Unexpectedly Bart Bart's awesome Website: Bartking.net Bart's: Amazon Author Page

Review:

"Sized for handy stashing in the inside pocket of a jacket, this primer for merry-prankster wannabes starts out with the obligatory request that readers play safe, and not damage property nor hurt anyone, neither psychically nor physically. After this, King takes off the brakes. From the smorgasbord of tricks: instead of TP'ing someone's house at night, sprinkle the lawn with instant potato flakes (the dew will puff them up). And a tip: a pencil or pen clamped between the teeth effectively disguises one's voice. From the historical record: forced into a duel, Abraham Lincoln named, as the choice of arms, cow manure. From the sports ledger: the mascots of Ohio's Bryan & Stratton College are the Lemmings. Kids will also go for the Oxford Dictionary insults — e.g., 'cockalorum' — recommended as replacements for 'cuss words'; the detailed guide to shooting rubber bands; and the many scatological jokes. Ages 8-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This perfect addition to any novice prankster's collection is a fun-filled how-to for the budding trouble maker in all of us. Readers start by learning the tricks passed down by the ancient masters and then move on to more complex skills.

Synopsis:

Some of the greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. In honor of them, King has written "The Pocket Guide to Mischief," the perfect addition to any prankster's collection, as well as a fun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us.

Synopsis:

The greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. Theywere the brave women who looked at how unfair the world was and said, I can do better than that. They were the stalwart men who sawstupidity and asked, Why do we have to do it that way? And they werethe delightful children who ganged up on the neighborhood bully and hithim with wet noodles until he said, Uncle

Yes, history's mischief makers had the courage to point out that thingslike slavery, global warming, and turtleneck sweaters are bad. And theyalso pulled off some of the greatest hoaxes and practical jokes of alltime. Their achievements include the Boston Tea Party, the War of theWorlds radio broadcast of 1938, and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008.In honor of them, we introduce The Pocket Guide to Mischief, theperfectadditiontoany prankster's collection, as well as afun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us.

Synopsis:

The greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. They were the brave women who looked at how unfair the world was and said, I can do better than that. They were the stalwart men who saw stupidity and asked, Why do we have to do it that way? And they were the delightful children who ganged up on the neighborhood bully and hit him with wet noodles until he said, Uncle

Yes, history's mischief makers had the courage to point out that things like slavery, global warming, and turtleneck sweaters are bad. And they also pulled off some of the greatest hoaxes and practical jokes of all time. Their achievements include the Boston Tea Party, the War of the Worlds radio broadcast of 1938, and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008. In honor of them, we introduce The Pocket Guide to Mischief, the perfect addition to any prankster's collection, as well as a fun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us.

Author biography: Bart King, the perpetrator of The Pocket Guide to Mischief is also the author of the national bestseller, The Big Book of Boy Stuff. (It was Amazon's bestselling children's book for a whole day ) Bart subsequently co-authored The Big Book of Girl Stuff with his five sisters and 50 former students. This title won widespread acclaim; if you are skeptical (and you should be) please see its product page. Visit Bart at www.bartking.net.

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Bengineer, February 13, 2008 (view all comments by Bengineer)
This is an awesome book, and I suggest that all fun-loving adults and kids read it. Believe it or not, it would make the world a better place. Not only would things be less boring, but the author points out that the most civic-minded people are also the ones who tend to create the most mischief!

I should also add that I am an engineering student. Engineers are generally boring people who like to do practical stuff. My point is, that if this engineer can like this book as much as me, it has the power to beguile anyone.

As for the book itself, it's an absolutely top-notch look at mischief through history, as well as a how-to for some victimless and very funny gags. Highly recommended!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781423603665
Author:
King, Bart
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Illustrator:
Brown, Brenda
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Practical jokes
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
5.94x4.28x.65 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Gibbs Smith Publishers - English 9781423603665 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sized for handy stashing in the inside pocket of a jacket, this primer for merry-prankster wannabes starts out with the obligatory request that readers play safe, and not damage property nor hurt anyone, neither psychically nor physically. After this, King takes off the brakes. From the smorgasbord of tricks: instead of TP'ing someone's house at night, sprinkle the lawn with instant potato flakes (the dew will puff them up). And a tip: a pencil or pen clamped between the teeth effectively disguises one's voice. From the historical record: forced into a duel, Abraham Lincoln named, as the choice of arms, cow manure. From the sports ledger: the mascots of Ohio's Bryan & Stratton College are the Lemmings. Kids will also go for the Oxford Dictionary insults — e.g., 'cockalorum' — recommended as replacements for 'cuss words'; the detailed guide to shooting rubber bands; and the many scatological jokes. Ages 8-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This perfect addition to any novice prankster's collection is a fun-filled how-to for the budding trouble maker in all of us. Readers start by learning the tricks passed down by the ancient masters and then move on to more complex skills.
"Synopsis" by , Some of the greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. In honor of them, King has written "The Pocket Guide to Mischief," the perfect addition to any prankster's collection, as well as a fun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us.
"Synopsis" by , The greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. Theywere the brave women who looked at how unfair the world was and said, I can do better than that. They were the stalwart men who sawstupidity and asked, Why do we have to do it that way? And they werethe delightful children who ganged up on the neighborhood bully and hithim with wet noodles until he said, Uncle

Yes, history's mischief makers had the courage to point out that thingslike slavery, global warming, and turtleneck sweaters are bad. And theyalso pulled off some of the greatest hoaxes and practical jokes of alltime. Their achievements include the Boston Tea Party, the War of theWorlds radio broadcast of 1938, and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008.In honor of them, we introduce The Pocket Guide to Mischief, theperfectadditiontoany prankster's collection, as well as afun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us.

"Synopsis" by , The greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. They were the brave women who looked at how unfair the world was and said, I can do better than that. They were the stalwart men who saw stupidity and asked, Why do we have to do it that way? And they were the delightful children who ganged up on the neighborhood bully and hit him with wet noodles until he said, Uncle

Yes, history's mischief makers had the courage to point out that things like slavery, global warming, and turtleneck sweaters are bad. And they also pulled off some of the greatest hoaxes and practical jokes of all time. Their achievements include the Boston Tea Party, the War of the Worlds radio broadcast of 1938, and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008. In honor of them, we introduce The Pocket Guide to Mischief, the perfect addition to any prankster's collection, as well as a fun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us.

Author biography: Bart King, the perpetrator of The Pocket Guide to Mischief is also the author of the national bestseller, The Big Book of Boy Stuff. (It was Amazon's bestselling children's book for a whole day ) Bart subsequently co-authored The Big Book of Girl Stuff with his five sisters and 50 former students. This title won widespread acclaim; if you are skeptical (and you should be) please see its product page. Visit Bart at www.bartking.net.

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