The sporty sequel to the bestselling "The American Boy's Handy Book,"
Ingenuity and self-reliance are valuable qualities in a boy or man," writes famed outdoorsman Daniel Carter Beard. And what better way to foster them than by working—or playing—with your hands? For fathers who want to build the model ships (or real boats ) they never knew how to build, and sons who want to build the ultimate snow fort, "The Outdoor Handy Book" is a perfect compendium of wisdom and mischief. In its pages are directions for flying paper dragons, stilt-walking, playing dozens of ball games, building doghouses, capturing butterflies and frogs, and much more. Fully illustrated, and replete with notes to make sure that your fun is varied, continuous, and instructional in every season of the year, "The Outdoor Handy Book" is great all-ages activities resource, whether you're at the workbench or communing with nature. 434 b/w illustrations.
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.
Daniel Carter Beard
OUTDOOR HANDY BK
For Playground, Field, and Forest
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