The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It (Paperback)
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The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It (Paperback)

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Paperback 408 Pages / Published: 27/04/2001
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Each summer, millions of children complain, "There's nothing to do." Originally published in 1888, The American Boy's Handy Book resoundingly challenges this age-old dilemma by providing a huge number of ideas for fun and instructional projects for young boys. Everything from camping and kite building to raising dogs and building boats is detailed for the would-be adventurer and do-it your-selfer.

Publisher: Derrydale Press
ISBN: 9781586670658
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 216 x 143 x 23 mm


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At first glance, this republication of a more than 100-year-old book is simply an artifact of immense nostalgic charm.... The Handy Book was then - and now again is - a brim-full collection of guidance on an immensity of subjects, ranging from knot tying to boat-making, to outdoor survival without appropriate gear. Sure there have been developments and discoveries since, of equipment and techniques. But it's astonishing how up to date much of the splendid stuff is." -- Michael Pakenham * Baltimore Sun *
Over 100 years after its original publication, The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It is still engaging the imaginations of children and adults. * Family News *
Using the original type and illustrations, The American Boy's Handy Book gives step-by-step instructions for a number of projects, many of which require adult supervision. * Coastal Family *
This paperback includes many oldies but goodies - in fact it was first published in 1888! This guide was written by Daniel Carter Beard.... He had a love of making things and spending time outdoors, and he passed along his knowledge in this book. * Charlotte Parent *
There's always something fun for your boys to do in The American Boy's Handy Book. Activities include everything from camping without a tent to building boats. * Puget Sound Parent *
The do-it-yourself projects are arranged by season Spring begins with elaborate kite building and goes on to fishing and aquariums. Summer activities include knots, boat building, homemade hunting apparatus and camp craft. -- Mike Maza, of the Dallas Morning News * Patriot-News *
Delightful. * New Hampshire Sunday News *
Timeless. -- Richard C. Debold * Middletown Press *

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