Publication Date: August 1, 2023
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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
Handbook of Forgotten Skills is an illustrated step-by-step guide to classic fun and handy skills for a new generation.
Elaine Batiste and Natalie Crowley invite readers to turn the clock back to a simpler time and unlock hours of fun as they discover how to:
Tie knotsMake a bird feederWrite a thank-you noteMake a pieBuild a campfireUse a compassWrap a gift with brown paper and stringSew by handGrow tomatoesFix a flat bicycle tireMake refrigerator picklesSew buttonsMake lemonadeGrow and dry herbsMend a sockMake natural dyesSkip stonesStart quiltingPerform coin tricksMake an omeletFold paper airplanesExplore photography
Featuring art by Chris Duriez, each chapter includes clear, illustrated step-by-step instructions as well as information about the history of that skill. For example, did you know that lemonade is credited with helping fight the plague in Paris? Or that paper airplanes became popular during World War II because traditional toys weren’t available?
With so many activities to explore, Handbook of Forgotten Skills: Timeless Fun for a New Generation is a perfect gift book that kids will turn to again and again.
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