The American boys handy book: what to do and how to do it

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D.R. Godine, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 441 pages
13 Reviews
An 1890 manual of pastimes which includes instructions for making kites, fishing poles, a blow gun, boats, and theatrical costumes, and for raising dogs, stuffing animals, stocking an aquarium, and camping.

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

I had three boys and before that three sisters, what did I know of being a boy or what to do with boys - thank goodness for books like this. Not only did it help me with activities to do with my boys ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joyce Roderick - Goodreads

Fun, some of it downright dangerous, unPC and counter ecological, but fun. What our grandfathers did. Mine was born in 1885', and I can clearly seem him and brother, Clyde tinkering with these suggestions. Read full review



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Daniel Beard was born in 1850 and lived most of his life in Kentucky. From an early age, Beard decided to devote his life to American boyhood. He was a prolific writer, illustrator, the founder of two different societies for boys and one of the original founding members of the Boy Scouts of America. Before his death in 1941, Beard received the only Golden Eagle badge ever awarded from the Boy Scouts of America, and had the mountain peak adjoining Mt. McKinley in Alaska named in his honor.