American Girl's Handy Book

American Girl's Handy Book

# 041448

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Item #: 041448
ISBN: 9780486467726
Grades: 5-AD

Product Description:

Written by the sisters of the man who wrote the American Boy's Handy Book (Lina and Adelia Beard - two of the founders of Girl Scouting in America), this book is full of various activities and pastimes for girls. Originally published in 1887, the book does have some outdated or impractical ideas, but many are surprisingly fun and doable. Even the ones you can't do are fun to read about as you imagine the fun that Victorian American girls would have had. Like the Boy's book, the activities are divided into spring, summer, fall, and winter, so pastimes can be found that fit into certain times of year and holidays. The book opens with some great ideas for an April Fool's Day party that makes me wish I had discovered this book when I was younger. Maybe I'll give a few of the ideas a try around the office anyway! Then the book works through the year giving ideas for projects, devices, toys, gifts, dolls, recipes, decorations, perfumes, modeling, painting, and games. Clear and practical directions for how to make or play everything are provided, and the book is sure to encourage girls to get out and be active while remaining courteous and ladylike. Preserving flowers, using leaves and flowers for decorations, Easter egg activities, how to dry starfish, how to make a hammock, corn-husk dolls, making a fan, ornamental gourds, how to make a telephone, home exercise, window decorations, making homemade candy, and plenty of indoor and outdoor games are just a few of the ideas included. Black and white drawings illustrate many of the ideas. 474 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

Primary Subject
Games, Puzzles & Toys
Grade Start
5
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9780486467726
Author
Lina & Adelia Beard
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Dover Publications
Weight
1.05 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.25" x 5.25" x 1.0"
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We have little ladies at our house who love everything woodsy and pioneer. This is for their combined birthday present from their Daddy.
User on Jul 14, 2016
We have little ladies at our house who love everything woodsy and pioneer. This is for their combined birthday present from their Daddy.
User on Jul 14, 2016
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