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The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It, Centennial Edition
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Manufacturer: David R Godine
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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Channel Craft
Dewey Decimal Number: 790.194
EAN: 9780879234492
ISBN: 0879234490
Label: David R Godine
Manufacturer: David R Godine
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 441
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
Publisher: David R Godine
Reading Level: Young Adult
Studio: David R Godine

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First published in 1882, this is a wealth of projects and games, with practical directions on how to make them, by one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The ultimate pre-TV, anti-couch potato activity book, it answers the question, "What's there to do?"


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Summary: A book for older boys and men
Comment: The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard is a guide book for boys. It includes directions for knots, kite building, camping without a tent, and how to build a snow fort, just to name a few. The book was originally published in 1882 and is filled with black and white drawings. While I think it's wonderful to introduce young boys to the joys of the outdoors, they will have some difficulty with the language of the book. The chapter on Knots, Bends, and Hitches starts like this: "The art of tying knots is an almost necessary adjunct to not a few recreations. Especially is this true of summer sports, many of which are nautical, or in some manner connected with the water." This book is more suited for older boys or nostalgic men.

Daniel Beard was one of the founder's of Boy Scouts. He was born in 1850 and lived until 1941. He received the only Golden Eagle badge awarded by the Boy Scouts. He believed in allowing boys to create their own toys and he loved the outdoors. There is a mountain peak in Alaska named for him.

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Summary: Some things simply never change.
Comment: Some things simply never change. "The American Boy's Handy Book" is a guide for young boys who still find the time of playing outside highly appealing. Although 126 years old, the ideas are just as applicable today as they were then. The ideas and games presented encourage children to use their own imagination and build their own toys, to create their own fun. In a time of fears of childhood obesity, "The American Boy's Handy Book" may just be what some children need.

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Summary: The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It
Comment: The book came in expected condition. They shipped quickly and did a great job.

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Summary: Teachers take note of this gem
Comment: Looking for a new way to make Mark Twain come alive in your classroom? Help your students travel back in time by engaging in some of the wonderful projects in The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard. Aside from illustrating some of Twain's work, Beard was an avid educator who also was a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America. He wrote their first Boy Scout Handbook and was a lifelong advocate of making your own fun. This treasure of a book will suggest projects for your class which will help them understand the world of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Make kites in the shape of stars, turtles, shields and dragons. Build your own giant bubble machine or a Puss in Boots puppet show (script is included). Avoid the more violent blow guns and fighting kites but enjoy the simplicity and just plain fun of this book. Along the way, your students will have a new appreciation for Mark Twain's world and the boys he wrote about.

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Summary: american boys handy book
Comment: I looked at this book but ordered another. You included this along with my order. Because or your archaic system (perhaps intentional) although I tried to cancel it immediately, you do not allow cancellations.

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