|The bestselling book for boys from eight to 80 covers essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, and even answering the age-old question: whats the big deal with girls?
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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.
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This abbreviated version of the bestselling book from across the pond ambitiously tries to live up to its billing as "the perfect book for every boy from eight to eighty." Though younger boys will find much to ponder in such "Questions About the World" as "How far away are the stars?" and "Why is the sky blue?," as well as profiles of super-courageous people, they may find denser passages on famous battles of the world (Hastings, Crécy, Lexington and Concord) a bit slower going. Wyman is a game tour guide to all things boy, infusing his narration with a 'did you know...?' enthusiasm that will hook a broad listenership. Sections on girls and first aid (including CPR and setting breaks) are also meant for a slightly older crowd, but lots of boys of varying ages (and their dads) will find this enlightened nonfiction compendium of essential guy stuff hard to resist. In addition to the wealth of information provided, Conn Iggulden reminds listeners in a brief afterword that being a man ultimately means being honest, loyal, kind and unselfish-oh, and "keeping clean, body and mind." Ages 10-up. (July) - Publisher's Weekly
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About The Author:
Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of the number one bestselling Emperor series; the book of 2007, The Dangerous Book for Boys and now the number one bestselling Wolf of the Plains (published in the USA in May 2007 as Ghengis, the first in the Conqueror series. Conn Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and their children.
Stickball, tree houses, cloud formations, famous battles, periscopes, and much, much more overflow from this bestselling British import for boys and their fathers. Encouraging adventure and fun, along with some knot-tying, this informative volume is all about encouraging boys to leave their video games behind and venture out into the world of go-carts and tree-climbing. With illustrations.
Customer Reviews of The Dangerous Book for Boys
I got this book for myself12/8/2007
Its a great book...in an age where most kids' idea of fun is staying indoors and either being glued to the TV or playing video games, this is a timely reminder that the greatest joy in life is to exercise the mind and hands in healthy, intelligent, adventurous pursuits, preferably outdoors! The skills covered in this book are diverse in levels of difficulty, but all of them are unique and though some may seem quite dated , it is also refreshing to come across a few from my childhood days:) Highly recommended for the young and young-at-heart!And the lovely red cover with illustrations is an added bonus!!!! I would also highly recommend Tino Georgiou's bestselling novel--The Fates--if you missed it.
get this book for yourself (and your kids)11/29/2007
Wish I had this...11/23/2007
I enjoyed reading this book as much as my 11 year old. Very good stuff.
Great Book For Boys11/19/2007
Great gender specific advice. Gets mine excited about more than just video games. For girls, try the daring book. Thanks