For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever

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Macmillan, Nov 27, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 157 pages
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Hey, Boys!

Want to have some fun? Maybe learn how to land an airplane in an emergency? Or fight off an alligator? Escape from being tied up? How about taking a ride on one of America's scariest roller coasters? Learn how to make fake blood or turn a real bone into a pretzel. What if you could find out how to identify some of the world's most horrifying creatures? Or learn the secret of making a blockbuster movie? What about guessing the top 11 greatest moments in sports history? Find buried treasure? And once you've found the treasure, find out just how much it would cost you to buy one of the world's most expensive cars.

You'll find all this—and much more—over 250 pages of the biggest, baddest, and best information on just about everything. Plus we've placed a special, mind-bending, solve-the-code puzzle on random pages throughout the book that will lead you to a really cool solution! Now, that's fun!

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User Review  - curiousbutterpants - LibraryThing

The title about sums it: this is the biggest, baddest book ever for boys. Well, maybe not ever, but it's bound to be received well when you toss it to a pack of Boy Scouts. With everything from tips ... Read full review

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User Review  - kimgroome - LibraryThing

A good book for a day or two. A pile of history, facts, and maps. Black and red on cream is very striking - though hard on the eyes after an hour. Surprizingly, I found the For Boys Only not quite as fun as the Daring Book for Girls; but, maybe because I am a girl. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Marc Aronson is an author, editor, publisher, speaker, historian, and book producer. His mission is to inspire young people to ask questions, to look around, behind, and inside of the stories the world tells us. He writes a monthly column for School Library Journal on nonfiction for younger readers, and frequently speaks about boys and reading. Marc's books have been awarded the Robert F. Sibert Award for the best in children's nonfiction and selected as a New York Times Notable Book and a School Library Journal best book. In 2006, he was given the ALAN Award by NCTE for service to teenagers, and was named the local spokesman for the History Channel's Save Our History program. He lives with his wife and two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey.

H. P. Newquist has authored more than a dozen books for both children and adults, including the critically acclaimed The Great Brain Book (Scholastic, 2005). To prepare for For Boys Only, Mr. Newquist went scuba diving with sharks in Australia, climbed the Great Pyramid in Egypt, drove some really fast cars, learned a few magic tricks, and read more books than he can count.

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