American Boy's Handy Book

American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel C. Beard 0804844038 9780804844031
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Long before danger was a book for boys, there was The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Beard--a beloved classic by one of the original founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The American Boys Handy Book was designed to provide hundreds of activities for restless young boys--adventures and games, indoors and out, in every season of the year. It was originally published in 1882 and became an instant bestseller.

Now, this much-loved classic is back in print for a new generation to enjoy. If youre not too young to fly a kite, or too old to enjoy a day of good fishing, The American Boys Handy Book is chock full of games and activities just for you! Theres something for boys of every age and for every day of the year in this book:

  • Building and flying your own kite
  • Making an aquarium
  • Rigging and sailing small boats
  • Camping without a tent
  • Making a corn stalk fiddle
  • Building a snow fort
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 invent, construct and dream successfully. This is truer today than ever before--in a world of video games and cell phones. Welcome the joys of childhood back into your childrens lives with The American Boys Handy Book, 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.      

Author: Daniel C. Beard

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Publication Date: 2014-02-04

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