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The Handbook of Forgotten Skills

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The Handbook of Forgotten Skills


Craft, build, cook and play the old-fashioned way with easy-to-follow steps that unlock hours of timeless fun.

Turn the clock back to a simpler time. Cold lemonade in summer, evenings by a campfire, a warm blanket in winter.

Fully-illustrated chapters feature the history and story behind more than thirty skills, including:

How to skip stones
How to wrap a package with brown paper and string
How to grow your own tomatoes
How to sew on a button
How to use a compass
How to mend a sock

About the author

NATALIE CROWLEY creates emergent outdoor education curriculum for students and teachers in all educational enviroments.

ELAINE BAPTISE runs a blog called 'LaineeMakes' that deals with a whole range of topics: travel, food, art, photogrpahy and clothing. A lot of which she makes herself!

CHRIS DURIEZ is a Scottish children's illustrator and printmaker based in Cambridge. Having worked for many years as an animator and primary school teacher in the big city, he is now working towards a masters in children's book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art.

Elaine Baptiste, Natalie Crowley; Illustrated by Chris Duriez
Published April 2023
112 pages
217 mm x 277mm
ISBN 9781913520847

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