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The Handbook of Forgotten Skills

The Handbook of Forgotten Skills
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 knots Make a bird feeder Write a thank-you note Make a pie Build a campfire Use a compass Wrap a gift with brown paper and string Sew by hand Grow tomatoes Fix a flat bicycle tire Make refrigerator pickles Sew buttons Make lemonade Grow and dry herbs Mend a sock Make natural dyes Skip stones Start quilting Perform coin tricks Make an omelet Fold paper airplanes Explore 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.

Young Adult

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Elaine Batiste

Natalie Crowley

Chris Duriez

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