First published in Boston in 1829, this book is a guide for boys' entertainment from the days before radio, movies, and television. This boook is chock-ful of great advice on many "minor sports and pastimes," including swimming, fishing, and archery, as well as invaluable how-to instructions on everything from learning sign language, to making a pea-shooter, or a kite, or a kaleidoscope. There are math, logic, and word games, science experiments, card tricks, and even strategies for winning checkers.
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Review 1 for The Boy's Own Book
Date:October 8, 2003
My son saved his money to buy this book himself and is very disappointed in it. The print is very small making it difficult to read and the old english is rather tedious for a 10 year old (and we read the KJV!). I wouldn't recommend it for children unless they like collecting old books or have a very good grasp of old english.