The American Boy's Handy Book

The American Boy's Handy Book

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by Daniel Carter Beard

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Provides a huge number of ideas for fun and instructional projects for young boys.See more details below

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Provides a huge number of ideas for fun and instructional projects for young boys.

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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
Middletown Press
— 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

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Derrydale Press
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Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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