The Mammoth Book of Boys' Own Stuff

The Mammoth Book of Boys' Own Stuff

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by Jon E. Lewis
     
 

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In the tradition of the bestselling Dangerous Book for Boys, here is everything a young man should know and possess to entertain himself. Includes survival skills, tricks, trivia, and the world's funniest joke-guaranteed to prevent boredom.

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In the tradition of the bestselling Dangerous Book for Boys, here is everything a young man should know and possess to entertain himself. Includes survival skills, tricks, trivia, and the world's funniest joke-guaranteed to prevent boredom.

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School Library Journal

Gr 5-10

This collection begins well, with directions and diagrams for how to fold an origami water bomb from a six-inch square of paper. But it soon grows into a mishmash of items that can be found quickly and easily in a hundred other books and on the Internet. They include how to polish your shoes (but curiously, not how to tie a tie); a deservedly forgotten short story, "The Last of the Lizards," from a 1938 collection called Modern Wonders for Boys ; a list of the U.S. presidents and another of the rulers of Great Britain; an article, "Ten World Famous Battles"; another on keeping guinea pigs; and a diagram showing how to use semaphore flags. Lewis passes along what are reputedly the world's funniest, and second-funniest, jokes. About half of the articles contain small black-and-white diagrams and maps, but far too many don't. While many of the selections are amusing or tell intriguing stories, others offer nothing special. Conn and Hal Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys (HarperCollins, 2007) is a better choice.-Walter Minkel, Austin Public Library, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762433803
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
06/02/2008
Series:
Mammoth Books Series
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
10 - 15 Years

Meet the Author


Jon E. Lewis is the editor of numerous bestselling Mammoth anthologies, including The Mammoth Book of Pirates, The Mammoth Book of Climbing Adventures, and The Mammoth Book of the West. He lives in Herefordshire with his wife and two children.

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The Mammoth Book of Boys' Own Stuff 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im so sick of em move along girls nothing but boringness to see here... X(
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