The American Boy's Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It

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Derrydale Press, Apr 27, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 408 pages
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Each summer, millions of children complain, "There's nothing to do." Originally published in 1888, The American Boy's Handy Book resoundingly challenges this age-old dilemma by providing a huge number of ideas for fun and instructional projects for young boys. Everything from camping and kite building to raising dogs and building boats is detailed for the would-be adventurer and do-it your-selfer.

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great book

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bought this for my godson. this is a classic book written by a past president of the boys scouts of america. in a world filled with video games tv and computers this book is a great throwback to the ... Read full review

Remember when being a kid was fun

User Review  - bobthedawg -

Great book. Remember the fun stuff you did as a kid or the stuff you wish you had done before we worried about lead paint and lawsuits.Great book for ideas of projects to do with your own kids. Read full review



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Daniel Carter Beard was the first National Commissioner and Chairman of the Court of Honor in the Boy Scouts of America as well as president of the Camp Fire Girls Club.

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