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Posted August 25, 2008
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 7, 2006
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 12, 2001
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 30, 2000