The American Boy's Handy Book
Each summer, millions of children complain, "There's nothing to do." This book resoundingly challenges this age-old dilemma by providing a ton of ideas for fun and even instructional projects for young boys (and girls). Everything from camping and kite building to raising dogs and building boats is detailed for the would-be adventurer and do-it-your-selfer.
Activities include: making a bow and arrow, fishing, stocking aquariums, knot tying, making a water telescope, boat building, camping without a tent, bird watching, making a boomerang, making a blow gun or squirt gun, building snow forts, sleds, snow shoes, puppets, making a magic lantern, making a whirligig, and costuming.
The American Boy's Handy Book was written by Daniel Carter Beard, one of the founders of Boy Scouting in America. A prolific, engaging author who's great passion was making boys and girls feel at home in nature. His projects allow them to experience nature and its wonders, while fostering their sense of self-sufficiency and independence. The American Boy's Handy Book introduces young people to the pleasures & challenges of camping and getting along in the great outdoors.
This is a great selection for anyone interested in either getting kids involved in the outdoors. It's also popular with kids already obsessed with hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors. 480 pages. Soft cover.
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