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Long before "danger" was a book for boys, there was andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt; by Daniel Beardand#8212;a beloved classic by one of the original founders of the Boy Scouts of America. andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt; was designed to provide hundreds of activities for restless young boysand#8212;adventures and games, indoors and out, in every season of the year. It was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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, andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt; 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:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Building and flying your own kiteandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Making an aquariumandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Rigging and sailing small boatsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Camping without a tentandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Making a corn stalk fiddleandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Building a snow fortandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;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 successfully invent, construct and dream. This is truer today than ever beforeand#8212;in a world of video games and cell phones. Welcome the joys of childhood back into your children's lives with andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt;, 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.

Synopsis:

The bestselling 19th-century what-to-do and how-to-do-it book for American boys

Synopsis:

Long before a "dangerous" book was all the rage there was The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard, a beloved classic for generations of youngsters. Specially designed to provide loads of ideas for adventures and games both indoors and outdoors during each season of the year, The American Boy's Handy Book was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.

Now, Tuttle Publishing is bringing this much-loved book back for a new generation of boys to enjoy. If you're not too young to fly a kite or too old to enjoy a day fishing, The American Boy's Handy Book is chock full of fun activities intended just for you! There's something for every day of the year: making an aquarium, rigging and sailing small boats, camping without a tent, making a cornstalk fiddle, trapping, building a snow fort, and of course tons of other games and crafts, too.

Daniel Beard firmly believed in letting boys make their own playthings, encouraging them to value their own hard work and gain the skills needed throughout life to successfully invent, construct and dream. In this world of instant gratification with ever-younger generations coveting the ubiquitous cell phones, computers and iPods, it seems as though the imagination and sense of adventure that permeated our country's past have all but disappeared. Welcome back the joys of childhood with The American Boy's Handy Book, and prepare to make old favorites new again!

Synopsis:

Long before a "dangerous" book was all the rage there was andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt; by Daniel Beard, a beloved classic for generations of youngsters. Specially designed to provide loads of ideas for adventures and games both indoors and outdoors during each season of the year, andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt; was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Now, Tuttle Publishing is bringing this much-loved book back for a new generation of boys to enjoy. If you're not too young to fly a kite or too old to enjoy a day fishing, andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt; is chock full of fun activities intended just for you! There's something for every day of the year: making an aquarium, rigging and sailing small boats, camping without a tent, making a cornstalk fiddle, trapping, building a snow fort, and of course tons of other games and crafts, too.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Daniel Beard firmly believed in letting boys make their own playthings, encouraging them to value their own hard work and gain the skills needed throughout life to successfully invent, construct and dream. In this world of instant gratification with ever-younger generations coveting the ubiquitous cell phones, computers and iPods, it seems as though the imagination and sense of adventure that permeated our country's past have all but disappeared. Welcome back the joys of childhood with andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt;, and prepare to make old favorites new again!

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Daniel Beardandlt;/bandgt; was born in 1850 and lived most of his life in Kentucky. From an early age Beard decided to devote his life to American boyhood. He was a prolific writer and illustrator and the founder of two different societies for boys, as well as one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Before his death in 1941, Beard received the only Golden Eagle badge ever awarded by the Boy Scouts of America, and the mountain peak adjoining Mount McKinley in Alaska was named in his honor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804839952
Author:
Beard, Daniel Carter
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Beard, Daniel C.
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Recreation
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Camping & Outdoor Activities
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Amusements -- United States.
Subject:
Boys - Recreation - United States
Subject:
Children s-Sports General
Subject:
Crafts for Children
Subject:
Boy Scouts; survival books; camping book; book for boys; boys books
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w illus throughout
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 20 oz
Age Level:
08-UP

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The bestselling 19th-century what-to-do and how-to-do-it book for American boys
"Synopsis" by , Long before a "dangerous" book was all the rage there was The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard, a beloved classic for generations of youngsters. Specially designed to provide loads of ideas for adventures and games both indoors and outdoors during each season of the year, The American Boy's Handy Book was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.

Now, Tuttle Publishing is bringing this much-loved book back for a new generation of boys to enjoy. If you're not too young to fly a kite or too old to enjoy a day fishing, The American Boy's Handy Book is chock full of fun activities intended just for you! There's something for every day of the year: making an aquarium, rigging and sailing small boats, camping without a tent, making a cornstalk fiddle, trapping, building a snow fort, and of course tons of other games and crafts, too.

Daniel Beard firmly believed in letting boys make their own playthings, encouraging them to value their own hard work and gain the skills needed throughout life to successfully invent, construct and dream. In this world of instant gratification with ever-younger generations coveting the ubiquitous cell phones, computers and iPods, it seems as though the imagination and sense of adventure that permeated our country's past have all but disappeared. Welcome back the joys of childhood with The American Boy's Handy Book, and prepare to make old favorites new again!

"Synopsis" by , Long before a "dangerous" book was all the rage there was andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt; by Daniel Beard, a beloved classic for generations of youngsters. Specially designed to provide loads of ideas for adventures and games both indoors and outdoors during each season of the year, andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt; was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Now, Tuttle Publishing is bringing this much-loved book back for a new generation of boys to enjoy. If you're not too young to fly a kite or too old to enjoy a day fishing, andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt; is chock full of fun activities intended just for you! There's something for every day of the year: making an aquarium, rigging and sailing small boats, camping without a tent, making a cornstalk fiddle, trapping, building a snow fort, and of course tons of other games and crafts, too.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Daniel Beard firmly believed in letting boys make their own playthings, encouraging them to value their own hard work and gain the skills needed throughout life to successfully invent, construct and dream. In this world of instant gratification with ever-younger generations coveting the ubiquitous cell phones, computers and iPods, it seems as though the imagination and sense of adventure that permeated our country's past have all but disappeared. Welcome back the joys of childhood with andlt;iandgt;The American Boy's Handy Bookandlt;/iandgt;, and prepare to make old favorites new again!
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