Synopses & Reviews
"In this age of video games and cell phones, there must still be a place for knots, tree houses, and stories of incredible courage. The one thing that we always say about childhood is that we seemed to have more time back then. This book will help you recapture those Sunday afternoons and long summers because they're still long if you know how to look at them."
Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden, The Dangerous Book For Boys
The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is.
In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun — building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes.
The completely revised American Edition includes:
- The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World
- The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
- The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know
- Building a Treehouse
- Making a Bow and Arrow
- Fishing (revised with US Fish)
- Timers and Tripwires
- Baseball's Most Valuable Players
- Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg
- Spies-Codes and Ciphers
- Making a Go-Cart
- Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary
- Cloud Formations
- The States of the U.S.
- Mountains of the U.S.
- The Declaration of Independence
- Skimming Stones
- Making a Periscope
- The Ten Commandments
- Common US Trees
- Timeline of American History
"The authors refer to their own experiences as they tested the activities, lending an appealing personal tone....Both premise and content should appeal to many boys, and might be even more successful when nostalgic dads join in." School Library Journal
Brothers Conn and Hal Iggulden have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, or finding true north.
About the Author
Conn Iggulden is the acclaimed author of the Emperor novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar: Emperor: The Gates of Rome
, Emperor: The Death of Kings
, Emperor: The Field of Swords
, and Emperor: The Gods of War
, all of which are available in paperback from Dell. He is also the author of the bestselling nonfiction work The Dangerous Book for Boys
. He lives with his wife and two children in Hertfordshire, England.
Hal Iggulden is the artistic director of the Holdfast Theatre Company in Leicester, England.