The Dangerous Book for Boys

The Dangerous Book for Boys

Book - 2007
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The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is.

In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun--building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes.

The completely revised American Edition includes:

The Greatest Paper Airplane in the WorldThe Seven Wonders of the Ancient WorldThe Five Knots Every Boy Should KnowStickballSlingshotsFossilsBuilding a Treehouse*Making a Bow and ArrowFishing (revised with US Fish)Timers and TripwiresBaseball's "Most Valuable Players"Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and CiphersMaking a Go-CartNavajo Code Talkers' DictionaryGirlsCloud FormationsThe States of the U.S. Mountains of the U.S.NavigationThe Declaration of Independence Skimming StonesMaking a PeriscopeThe Ten CommandmentsCommon US TreesTimeline of American History

* For more information on building treehouses, visit and or see "Treehouses You Can Actually Build" by David Stiles

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780061243585
Branch Call Number: J 031.02 Igg 3558jv 1
Characteristics: xi, 270 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Iggulden, Hal


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Apr 11, 2016

Great tips. :D

Jul 23, 2013

Great book for all things boy-related. It's the type of book they'll want to borrow again & again.
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Dec 28, 2011

This book is only Dangerous, if you think knowledge is dangerous. Otherwise it is simply an encyclopedia of how to do things aimed at boys. This would be an excellent book for a classroom library, or for the bathroom or guestroom of a home with boys.

Jul 26, 2011

Extensive reference manual about all sorts of practical and interesting activities and subjects.

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Dec 27, 2012

jameel01 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

Dec 24, 2012

Hello_Seattle thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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