Written by a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this appealing guide introduces the pleasures and challenges of outdoor life. Although it was published a century ago, Daniel C. Beard's book offers timeless tips that show boys and girls how to feel at home in nature. With a cheerful, "can-do" at... read more
Camp-Lore and Woodcraft by Daniel C. Beard Easy-to-follow advice for boys and girls on building campfires; packing, saddling, and mounting a horse; choosing a campsite, pitching a tent, cutting down a tree, chopping wood, and much more. 377 black-and-white illustrations.
Playing the Game: My Early Years in Baseball by Babe Ruth, William R. Cobb, Paul Dickson The Sultan of Swat's breezy memoirs, rich with recollections of his childhood, his transition from pitcher to outfielder, and the blockbuster trade that sent him from the Red Sox to the Yankees.
Hobby Fun Book: For Grade School Boys and Girls by Margaret O. Hyde, Frances W. Keene There's fun on every page of this book of easy at-home activities. Kids can make their own amusements with pets, papercrafts, painting, modeling, and simple experiments involving chemistry and electricity.
Even the Browns: Baseball During World War II by William B. Mead Now the Baltimore Orioles, the St. Louis Browns won their only pennant in 1944. This lighthearted look at America's Pastime during World War II reminisces about charity games, cigarette drives, and the bumbling Browns themselves.
The Fair Weather and Rainy Day Handy Book by Daniel C. Beard This book features dozens of indoor and outdoor activities, with simple instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams for building a backyard clubhouse, setting up a workshop, picnic games, papercrafts, and other diversions.
Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them by Margaret Greger Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions show how to create more than 50 awesome, airborne objects — everything from simple bag kites to Vietnamese, Snake, Dutch, Dragon, Bullet, Delta, and Flowform flyers.
Boy Scouts Handbook: The First Edition, 1911 by Boy Scouts of America Complete republication of a book that has been used by generations of American youths, with copious information on such topics as woodcrafting, camping, sailing, as well as developing self-reliance and good citizenship.
Written by a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America, this appealing guide introduces the pleasures and challenges of outdoor life. Although it was published a century ago, Daniel C. Beard's book offers timeless tips that show boys and girls how to feel at home in nature. With a cheerful, "can-do" attitude, Beard presents clear directions and simple diagrams for building birdhouses, boats, igloos, and other fun projects, along with numerous helpful tips for campers. Truly a book for all seasons, The Field and Forest Handy Book begins with the spring and features year-round activities, from constructing kites and rafts to building camp stoves and bobsleds. There's even a chapter on "How to Build Indoor Play Houses, Secret Castles and How to Make Mysterious Chests" for the inevitable rainy days. These activities encourage young people to experience the wonders of nature and foster a sense of self-sufficiency and independence. With this book in hand, they can transform even a small backyard into a land of adventure, with activities that will occupy them for hours and projects that are fun to make, and also produce working results.
Reprint of the Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1906 edition.
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