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

December 22, 2019 - Comment

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

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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Anonymous says:

One of my favorite books from boyhood I bought 4 of these books to give 3 away to my kids and keep one for me as a momento. I wrote in them to my children I hope they go thru this book and find some interesting things to do with their kids and friends. Lots of info and tips, good info and lots of old info you won’t find in newer books. I’ve checked this book out of the library dozens of times as a kid and now I own a copy. Great book for young outdoorsmen and women.

Anonymous says:

A REAL kids book A kid’s book from about 100 years ago. I’ve bought 11 of these and given all away. Now I ordered 3 more. Instead of kids learning the “recreation” of poking the screen on their phone, this has more worthwhile stuff like how to build hot air balloons with real fire, taxidermy, firearms, animal traps, how to build a boat and travel on a river, etc. and hundreds of pages of things like that. .This is the 1983 edition. They took some of the best stuff out of the subsequent edition,…

Anonymous says:

This is a fine book. We homeschool so this will give us … This is a fine book. We homeschool so this will give us projects to work on for a long time to come. I don’t have any complaints with the contents. Others have covered that better than I did. However, I do have one gigantic complaint, otherwise, the book would have received 5 stars. The binding on this thing is terrible. The glue is stiff which makes this thick book hard to open. Because it is a thick book, you have to pull the pages back a bit which caused the spine on ours to crack within 20…

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