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The American Boy's Handy Book: Turn-of-The-Century Classic of Crafts and Activitiesby Daniel Carter Beard
Synopses & Reviews
As timely as it is timeless, this instructive book has captured the interest and imagination of boys for well over a century. Chapters on kite flying and fishing, rigging and sailing small boats, camping out without a tent, knot-tying for mountain climbing and other activities, as well as training dogs, raising wild birds, and other projects will appeal as much to today's youngsters as they did to children in the late 1800s.and#160;This classic includes scores of projects that will keep children occupied all year long and#8213; from sculpting snowmen and making sleds to stocking aquariums and performing puppet shows.and#160;Many of these enterprises have also been known to compete effectively with TV and video games! Best of all, the projects have the power to inspire the imagination and help youngsters master new skills and experience the satisfaction of personal accomplishment.
Used by generations of Boy Scouts, this classic features scores of projects and#151; from stocking aquariums and performing puppet shows to sculpting snowmen and making sleds. 254 black-and-white figures. 63 illustrations.
Used by generations of Boy Scouts, this classic features scores of projects — from stocking aquariums and performing puppet shows to sculpting snowmen and making sleds. Includes chapters on kite flying, fishing, rigging and sailing small boats, camping out without a tent, and much else. 254 black-and-white figures. 63 illustrations.
About the Author
Known as "Uncle Dan" to those who knew him well, Daniel Carter Beard (1850and#8211;1941) was a famed author, illustrator, and social champion. Inspired by the rugged traditions of the American frontier, Beard founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905. Five years later, he merged the organization with the newly formed Boy Scouts of America.
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