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The Adventurous Boy's Handbook: For Ages 9 to 99
     

The Adventurous Boy's Handbook: For Ages 9 to 99

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by Stephen Brennan, Finn Brennan
 

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A book packed with fun and activities for backyard, schoolyard, park and playground.

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A book packed with fun and activities for backyard, schoolyard, park and playground.

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School Library Journal

Gr 4 Up

Here's another book for boys (and for nostalgic males of all ages), following in the wake of Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys (Collins, 2007). The Brennans have collected passages and segments of "boys' guides" from the early 20th century on topics that include camping in the wilderness, building a fire without matches, firing a rifle or using a longbow, fishing, and how to treat a snakebite or a bee sting. Unfortunately, this handbook is a bit too much of a mishmash to work well. Quotes from various sources aren't clearly identified or given publication dates or other bibliographic information, only a few of the authors quoted are identified by name, the tone of the prose changes from one paragraph to the next, and the quality of the black-and-white illustrations ranges from mediocre to poor. Stick with The Dangerous Book or any of the Boy Scout manuals for a better integrated "boy-friendly" experience.-Walter Minkel, Austin Public Library, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616081638
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
01/03/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Stephen Brennan is the coauthor of The Adventurous Boy's Handbook and The Adventurous Girl's Handbook, and editor of The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told and The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told. He has worked as a circus clown, teacher, cabaret artist, actor, director, shepherd, and playwright.

Finn Brennan is in grade school and his interests are fishing, rocks, and bugs.

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Adventurous Boy's Handbook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
James MaGill More than 1 year ago
I've had this book for four years and its the baet book i've EVER READ
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