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The Dangerous Book for Boys    by Conn Iggulden & Hal Iggulden order for
Dangerous Book for Boys
by Conn Iggulden
Order:  USA  Can
HarperCollins, 2007 (2007)
Hardcover, CD
* *   Reviewed by Michael Graves

The Dangerous Book for Boys is filled with wonder and mystery; it is chock-full of interesting facts and often very humourous. This book is ideally suited for boys twelve to fourteen - however, readers of all ages will have a real good time with it.

The book's content is a compendium of eighty-four separate articles that range in subject matter from Growing sunflowers to How to play poker. Some of my favourite topics were Spies –codes and ciphers, Navigation, Extraordinary Stories and Five poems every boy should know. But with such a variety readers will have their own favourites. You can't help flaunting your newfound knowledge after finishing a piece, or better still, reading a bit to an unsuspecting subject.

Two brothers, Conn and Hal Iggulden - who no doubt had a great deal of fun in the exercise - write the book. There is an obvious British bias that in itself adds to the charm. The Dangerous Book for Boys is a great read to wile away that summer vacation and better still to try some of the projects described; like Making crystals.

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