The American Boys Handy Book (Google eBook)
Gives illustrated instructions for a variety of projects and activities for each season of the year including making kites, rearing wild birds, camping out without a tent, sailing small boats, fishing in winter, raising dogs, making theatrical costumes, and many other things.
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Review: American Boys Handy BookUser Review - David Mills - Goodreads
Dan Beard's practical and historically prosaic advise for those interested in childhood in times past and/or survival in expeditionary in present situation. I've used Beard's advise in equal measure with my kids in the backyard and with Marine's in the bush. Read full review
Review: American Boys Handy BookUser 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