American Girl's Handy Book

American Girl's Handy Book

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by Lina Beard, Adelia B. Beard
     
 

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For good old-fashioned fun, nothing beats this 1887 gem! Truly a "handy" book, it shows girls how to make their own amusements, with illustrated explanations that range from hobbies such as needlework and painting to suggestions for planning picnics and playing games. Hundreds of simple and timeless ideas and activities include creating handmade

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For good old-fashioned fun, nothing beats this 1887 gem! Truly a "handy" book, it shows girls how to make their own amusements, with illustrated explanations that range from hobbies such as needlework and painting to suggestions for planning picnics and playing games. Hundreds of simple and timeless ideas and activities include creating handmade dolls, preserving wildflowers, weaving a rope hammock, building bookshelves, and making gifts for friends and family. The projects, which require only common household items, encourage young imaginations and foster creativity. In addition to traditional arts and crafts, the well-rounded offerings include hiking and other outdoor adventures.
Authors Lina and Adelia B. Beard wrote and illustrated many children's books and were instrumental in founding the Campfire Girls. This volume is a companion to The American Boy's Handy Book, written by the Beards' brother, Daniel. Its sensible, self-assured tone outlines a lively portrait of girlhood that's full of possibilities. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and camp counselors will find it a treasury of inspiration for wholesome, fun-filled activities. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486467726
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/24/2008
Series:
Dover Children's Activity Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
514,700
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Lina and Adelia B. Beard were sisters with successful publishing careers, first writing for children's magazines, then writing books for young girls. In the early 1900s, they helped found the Girl Pioneers of America and the Campfire Girls.

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American Girl's Handy Book 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book, it may not be for everyone but if you like old-fashioned things, it's great! Although some of the activities I would probably "never do". It's really cool to see the different activities they did do and try some!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
American girls rock great job