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Long before "danger" was a book for boys, there was The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard—a beloved classic by one of the original founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The American Boy's 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...

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Overview

Long before "danger" was a book for boys, there was The American Boy's Handy Book by Daniel Beard—a beloved classic by one of the original founders of the Boy Scouts of America. The American Boy's 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 you're not too young to fly a kite, or too old to enjoy a day of good fishing, The American Boy's Handy Book is chock full of games and activities just for you! There's 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 successfully invent, construct and dream. This is truer today than ever before—in a world of video games and cell phones. Welcome the joys of childhood back into your children's lives with The American Boy's 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.
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Family News
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.
Charlotte Parent
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.
New Hampshire Sunday News
Delightful.
Middletown Press
Timeless.
— Richard C. Debold
Baltimore Sun - Michael Pakenham
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."
Coastal Family
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.
Puget Sound 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.
Patriot-News - Mike Maza
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.
Middletown Press - Richard C. Debold
Timeless.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804839952
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/15/2008
  • Edition description: Hardcover with Jacket
  • Pages: 320
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Beard was born in 1850 and lived most of his life in Kentucky. From an early age Beard decided to devote his life to American boyhood. He was a prolific writer and illustrator and the founder of two different societies for boys, as well as one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. Before his death in 1941, Beard received the only Golden Eagle badge ever awarded by the Boy Scouts of America, and the mountain peak adjoining Mount McKinley in Alaska was named in his honor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh my gosh its almost better than minecraft

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2008

    English teachers take note!

    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 little boys he wrote about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2006

    Greatest Book ever written for Boys

    My father owned this book as a young lad. He would have been 80 years old this past April. He loved it so much that he bought my son a copy on his 10th Birthday. I also bought a copy for my two step-sons. Now I plan to purchase a copy for my Grandson who just turned 6 today. It has so many things for a young boy to do and make. Even for the girls. I am a Mother who also enjoyed finding things to do from this book of adventures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2001

    Excellent book!

    Brings us back in time to a place where children learned about the world by touching baby birds and playing with sharp sticks. I recommend this book highly for adults and mature 8-year olds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2000

    Excellent book for any boy or even girl age 7-15

    Bought this for my 7 year old. It's excellent. Breaks down activities by season. Great alternative to TV

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