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Author Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941, author.

Title The American boy's handy book : what to do and how to do it / Daniel Carter Beard ; foreword by Roy L. Williams.

Publication Info. [Guilford, Connecticut] : Lyons Press, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2018.
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Children's Non-fiction    j 796 BEA    DUE 03-26-19
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Description xiii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Kite time -- War kites -- Novel modes of fishing -- Home-made fishing tackle -- How to stock, make, and keep a fresh-water aquarium -- How to keep aquatic plants in the house or flower-garden -- How to stock and keep a marine aquarium -- How to collect for marine aquarium -- Knots, bends, and hitches -- The water-telescope -- Dredge, tangle, and trawl fishing -- Home-made boats -- How to rig and sail small boats -- Novelties in soap-bubbles -- Fourth of July balloons, with new and novel attachments -- How to camp out without a tent -- Bird singers, Etc. -- Bird nesting -- How to rear wild birds -- How to rear wild birds, continued -- Home-made hunting apparatus, etc. -- How to make blow-guns, elder guns, etc. -- Traps and trappings -- Dogs -- Practical taxidermy for boys -- Every boy a decorative artist -- Snowball warfare -- Snow-houses and statuary -- Sleds, Chair-sleighs, and snow-shoes -- How to make the Tom Thumb ice-boat and larger craft -- The winged skaters, and how to make the wings -- Winter fishing, spearing and snaring, fisherman's movable shanties, etc. -- In-door Amusements -- The boy's own phunnygraph -- How to make puppets and a puppet show -- Puss-in-Boots, dramatized and adapted for a puppet-show -- How to make a magic lantern, a kaleidoscope, a fortune-teller's box, etc. -- How to make the dancing fairies, the bather, and the orator -- How to make various divers and whirligigs -- The universe in a card-box -- Life instilled into paper puppets, and matches made of human fingers -- Home-made masquerade and theatrical costumes.
Subject Boys -- Recreation -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Amusements -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Handicraft for boys -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Williams, Roy L., writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781493036806 (hardcover)
1493036807 (hardcover)

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