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The Original Girl's Handy Book

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Originally published in 1887, this amazing guidebook by two of the founders of the Girl Scouts of America is overflowing with old-fashioned, creative ideas for every season of the year.
Hardcover, 474 pages
Published October 15th 2007 by Tess Press (first published 1887)
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This book is written from a prairie girl style (like Little House) but it is full of craft ideas. They seem to be dated ideas as I enjoyed reading it but I didn't find any craft projects of interest to me (which is a shocker cuz I love crafting!).

Might be more of an interest to a younger reader as more of an adventure than a craft book.

This is not a book for reading all the way through. Outdated and archaic. But charming as a glimpse into the time period. Not a book I'll keep around.
I've read snippets, but this is not a sit down and read book.
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