The Dangerous Book for Boys
The original Dangerous Book for Boys is an international sensation. The brainchild of brothers Conn Iggulden (bestselling author of the Emperor and Conqueror series) and Hal Iggulden, it brought the wonders of old-fashioned knowledge and play to life for the video game generation. Since then, boys around the world--and their fathers and grandfathers--have discovered this marvellous book, and international sales of The Dangerous Book for Boys and its tie-in editions have topped two million copies. Now, Canadians have an edition that reflects the traditions, geography and games of our country. It includes stories of famous battles, such as the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and features legendary Canadians such as Francis Pegahmagabow, the heroic Ojibway sniper who fought bravely in World War I. It tells the tale of coureurs de bois, the lost Franklin Expedition and escaped slave Josiah Henson. Favourite sections such as Astronomy, Fishing, Trees, Insects and Books Every Boy Should Read are filled with new Canadian information. And, of course, there's loads of hockey lore Rediscover the adventure and fun of being young at heart with The Dangerous Book for Boys: Canadian Edition.The Dangerous Book for Boys, Canadian Edition includesDangerous information on- building a snow fort, quinzee or igloo- famous Canadian heroes- the hockey dynasty, the sport's greatest players and achievements- reading animal tracks and avoiding wild animal encounters- identifying common Canadian fish, trees and insects- paddling and portaging a canoe- interesting Canadian words, phrases and poems
Winner of British Book Awards: Book of the Year 2007. Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2007.
Praise for 'The Dangerous Book for Boys' 'The perfect handbook for boys and dads.' Daily Telegraph 'Full of tips on how to annoy your parents'. Evening Standard 'An old-fashioned compendium of information on items such as making catapults and knot-tying!the end of the PlayStation may have been signalled.' The Times 'Just William would be proud. A new book teaching boys old-fashioned risky pursuits!has become a surprise bestseller.' Daily Mail 'If you want to know how to make crystals, master NATO's phonetic alphabet!and build a workbench, look no further.' Time Out
Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children. Conn Iggulden is the author of the number one bestselling Emperor series. Hal Iggulden was born in 1972. He lives in Leicester and is a theatre director with a love of astronomy, gadgets, dogs and football.