The American Girl's Handy Book: Turn-of-the-Century Classic of Crafts and Activities (Dover Children's Activity Books)

By: Beard, Lina; Beard, Adelia B.

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New paperback book copy of The American Girl's Handy Book: Turn-of-the-Century Classic of Crafts and Activities by Lina Beard and Adelia B. Beard. Dover (2008) unabridged republication of The Girls Handy Book: How to Amuse Yourself and Others, published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1887. 496 pages. 5-3/16 x 8-1/4 inches, 21 cm. Truly a handy book, it shows girls how to make their own amusements, with illustrated explanations that range from hobbies such as needlework and painting to suggestions for planning picnics and playing games. Hundreds of simple and timeless ideas and activities include creating handmade dolls, preserving wildflowers, weaving a rope hammock, building bookshelves, and making gifts for friends and family.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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For good old-fashioned fun, nothing beats this 1887 gem Truly a "handy" book, it shows girls how to make their own amusements, with illustrated explanations that range from hobbies such as needlework and painting to suggestions for planning picnics and playing games. Hundreds of simple and timeless ideas and activities include creating handmade dolls, preserving wildflowers, weaving a rope hammock, building bookshelves, and making gifts for friends and family. The projects, which require only common household items, encourage young imaginations and foster creativity. In addition to traditional arts and crafts, the well-rounded offerings include hiking and other outdoor adventures.
Authors Lina and Adelia B. Beard wrote and illustrated many children's books and were instrumental in founding the Campfire Girls. This volume is a companion to The American Boy's Handy Book, written by the Beards' brother, Daniel. Its sensible, self-assured tone outlines a lively portrait of girlhood that's full of possibilities. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and camp counselors will find it a treasury of inspiration for wholesome, fun-filled activities.

Title: The American Girl's Handy Book: Turn-of-the-Century Classic of Crafts and Activities (Dover Children's Activity Books)

Author/Composer: Beard, Lina; Beard, Adelia B.

Categories: Teacher Resources,

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2008-11-24

ISBN Number: 0486467724

ISBN Number 13: 9780486467726

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 007122

Keywords: Girls, Books, Crafts, Projects, Creative, Activities, Dolls, Beard, Imagination, Imaginative, Ideas,