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The Adventurous Book of Outdoor Games: Classic Fun for Daring Boys and Girls
     

The Adventurous Book of Outdoor Games: Classic Fun for Daring Boys and Girls

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by Scott Strother
 

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A World of Adventure Outside Your Door!

Hidden deep within the most secret of secret chambers was a magical book filled with daring and adventurous games for boys and girls. For years, many feared this book had been lost... until now.

The Adventurous Book of Outdoor Games contains a treasure trove of the best neighborhood games invented by

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A World of Adventure Outside Your Door!

Hidden deep within the most secret of secret chambers was a magical book filled with daring and adventurous games for boys and girls. For years, many feared this book had been lost... until now.

The Adventurous Book of Outdoor Games contains a treasure trove of the best neighborhood games invented by children since the beginning of time. This book is your passkey to a world of secret missions, last-minute victories, and thrilling chases.

More than 100 Great Games Including:

  • BOMBARDMENT
  • CAPTURE THE FLAG
  • FREE FOR ALL DODGEBALL
  • BRITISH BULLDOG
  • WALL BALL
  • INFILTRATION
  • TIGER AND LEOPARD
  • GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD
  • 500
  • MONKEY IN THE MIDDLE
  • POISON CIRCLE
  • ARMY-NAVY
  • TREASURE HUNT
  • SOCCER GOLF
  • UNTANGLE
  • And More!!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 4 Up

While working with youngsters, Strother found that when he mentioned cherished games from his youth, today's children had no idea what he was talking about. This book challenges boys and girls to get up, get outside, and have fun. It outlines more than 100 games, each at different activity levels set by the amount of physical exertion required. "Kick the Can," "Cowboys and Indians," "Mother, May I?" "Crack the Whip," and "I Spy" are just a few of the activities explained. Each game discusses the number of players, ages, time allotted, and type of playing field, followed by a brief description of equipment, start-up, object of the game, and how to play. Boxed comments from the author include special instructions or a memory from his childhood. He also lists other ways that the game can be played. The easy-to-read, easy-to-follow format will provide hours of imaginative play for all of those who are willing to try. An excellent resource for parents, teachers, and activity directors and even for children themselves.-Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402214431
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Scott Strother (New York, NY) received his BA from the University of Notre Dame in psychology and preprofessional studies. He is currently researching a PhD in child development at the University of Louisville. He lives in New York City, NY.

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Adventurous Book of Outdoor Games: Classic Fun for Daring Boys and Girls 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was blown away by the wide range of activities detailed in this book. If you can't find something for everyone in this book, then you are weird! This book is worth it's weight in gold by providing entertainment for children and adults.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've seen a few game books, but none with the volume and diversity of games as this one. I knew of few of the classics, but there are a ton I did not know and enjoyed reading. I've been teaching my son the few I know, but he is learning alot out of this book and using it with his friends. If you want to reminisce or teacher your children tons of fun games - this book hits the mark. Very user friendly, well organized, easy to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the BEST book for children of all ages. All the games have easy to understand instructions and are tons of fun to play. A must have for any parent that wants a healthy, fun way to keep their children busy. Great way to get the kids off the couch!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just got this book, and my two sons already love it! They had half a dozen kids outside in the yard playing games of tag I had never heard of... so nice to see a book that helps us parents get our kids outside for the summer! Easy to use, quick descriptions for the kids, a HUGE variety of games.