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From the Back Cover
The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree
houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with
In this digital age there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book
recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal
have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun—building go-carts and
electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes.
The completely revised American Edition includes:
The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know
Building a Treehouse*
Making a Bow and Arrow
Fishing (revised with US Fish)
Timers and Tripwires
Baseball's "Most Valuable Players"
Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg
Spies-Codes and Ciphers
Making a Go-Cart
Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary
The States of the U.S.
Mountains of the U.S.
The Declaration of Independence
Making a Periscope
The Ten Commandments
Common US Trees
Timeline of American History
* For more information on building treehouses, visit www.treehouse-books.com and www.stilesdesigns.com or see
"Treehouses You Can Actually Build" by David Stiles
About the Author
Despite finding time to write historical novels and The Dangerous Book for Boys, Conn Iggulden is in some ways better
known as a trainer of Tollins. His Tollin troupe, Small and Mighty, are famous in Tasmania, where they often play to
packed houses. Tragically, he lost his two best-known performers earlier this year. "The thing about transporting
Tollins in shoe boxes," he says, "the really important thing, is to remember to put the airholes in."
Lizzy Duncan, with her trademark blue glasses, was a founding member of the Tollins in Art program, where inner-city
schoolchildren are taken to the countryside by bus and encouraged to paint and observe Tollins in their natural
habitats. Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children was her first illustrated book.
Lizzy's abstract paintings of Tollins are much sought after whenever they appear at Sotheby's auction house, and she is
very active in promoting Tollin rights and registering them as a protected wetland species—or as a dryland species, if
the weather's been good.
Conn and Lizzy's first book together, Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children, was published in 2009 to great critical
acclaim—and has ensured that no one will ever mistake a Tollin for a fairy again.