The American Boy's Handy Book: Turn-of-the Century Classic of Crafts and Activities

The American Boy's Handy Book: Turn-of-the Century Classic of Crafts and Activities

by Daniel Carter Beard
     
 

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As timely as it is timeless, this instructive book has captured the interest and imagination of boys for well over a century. Chapters on kite flying and fishing, rigging and sailing small boats, camping out without a tent, knot-tying for mountain climbing and other activities, as well as training dogs, raising wild birds, and other projects will appeal as much to…  See more details below

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As timely as it is timeless, this instructive book has captured the interest and imagination of boys for well over a century. Chapters on kite flying and fishing, rigging and sailing small boats, camping out without a tent, knot-tying for mountain climbing and other activities, as well as training dogs, raising wild birds, and other projects will appeal as much to today's youngsters as they did to children in the late 1800s. This classic includes scores of projects that will keep children occupied all year long ― from sculpting snowmen and making sleds to stocking aquariums and performing puppet shows. Many of these enterprises have also been known to compete effectively with TV and video games! Best of all, the projects have the power to inspire the imagination and help youngsters master new skills and experience the satisfaction of personal accomplishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486431383
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/19/2003
Series:
Dover Children's Activity Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
523,511
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Known as "Uncle Dan" to those who knew him well, Daniel Carter Beard (1850–1941) was a famed author, illustrator, and social champion. Inspired by the rugged traditions of the American frontier, Beard founded the Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905. Five years later, he merged the organization with the newly formed Boy Scouts of America.

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