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Score: 9.3/10  [2 reviews]
4 out of 5
ProdID: 2862 - The Boys' Book of Adventure
Author: Steve Martin

The Boys' Book of Adventure
Price:
$21.00
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Available:
March 2011

The Boys' Book of Adventure product reviews

Every hero needs a sense of adventure. Are you ready to face the challenge? The Boys' Book of Adventure is packed with tips and tricks to help boys become the hero.

It contains all the essential skills needed to get them out of sticky situations and prove themselves as adventurers. Includes tips on everything from defending your bedroom to circumnavigating the globe.

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adventure   boys   bushcraft   fun   recreation   scholastic   sport   steve martin   survival
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Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 21st of April, 2011

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This Review: 9.8/10
Price:
Score 9 out of 10
Value for Money:
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Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

Packed full of wonderful ways to survive, impress and escape, not everything in the book is factual or practical. Last time I checked, the only Sphinx around is hardly likely to start asking you life-threatening riddles. But there are quite a few genuine good tips in the book that could prove helpful, or even life-saving, should a young lad be caught in need of a way to climb up a tree, scale down a cliff, or build an ice hut to survive a storm on a mountain.

If you were to ignore all the 'silly stuff' in this book, it is almost a minified guide to Scouting... there's trail marking, survival skills, examples of good behaviour, practical adventure skills... everything you could expect from a Scouting handbook, just in summary form.

As a member of the Scouting fraternity, I was impressed at how well this book presented to tips and skills, both genuine and fictional. It proved readily accessible to my eldest son, also in Scouting, found it to be entertaining as educational reading.

Overall, a great book for young lads, who are, in their hearts, Indiana Jones' in training.

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Review by: nerdalert1101 (Gordon)
Dated: 18th of April, 2011

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This Review: 8.8/10
Price:
Score 8 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 8 out of 10
ReReadability:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

"The Boy's Book of Adventure" is a neat little handbook that has lots of tricks that I think I will find very useful if I need them, especially if I'm out in the bush and need to make a hammock bed; or if I'm exploring in the middle of a snowstorm and need to make a snow hole to stay in.

The cover of the book was rather simple, but it was enough to catch my interest. The title made the book seem like an ordinary handbook, like "The Bad Book For Boys", but after I had finished reading a few pages I found out that this book was much more than that. The book was so cool that every page was my favourite part, so I'm sure that you'll like it just as much as I do.

I found that some parts of the book had tips on things that are very unlikley to happen, like how to solve a riddle correctly if you come face-to-face with a Sphinx on the way to the city of Thebes in Greece, but other tips could still be useful in events that could actually happen. Many of the activities in the book could be great for some jobs out there, like if I wanted to be a Storm-Chaser or a Pearl-Diver, and since I go to Cub Scouts I could use lots of these skills to help me out in the wilderness.

I would recommend this book for people 10+ for the fact that these skills are good for older kids. I think that on a scale of 1-10 this book would get an 11, but since I'm restricted to a certain score I'll have to give the book a 10 instead. "The Boy's Book of Adventure" is a book you can't afford to miss, so get your copy today and let the adventure begin!

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