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The American Girl's Handy Book


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Preface Spring Chapter 1. First of April Chapter 2. Wild Flowers and their Preservation Chapter 3. The Walking Club Chapter 4. Easter Chapter 5. How to Make a Lawn-Tennis Net Chapter 6. May-Day Summer Chapter 7. Midsummer Eve Chapter 8. Sea-side Cottage Decoration Chapter 9. A Girl's Fourth of July Chapter 10. Printing from Nature's Types Chapter 11. Picnics, Burgoos, and Corn-roasts Chapter 12. Botany as Applied to Art Chapter 13. Door-step Party and Quiet Games for Hot Weather Chapter 14. How to Make a Hammock Chapter 15. (For Little Girls) Corn-Husk and Flower Dolls Chapter 16. How to Make a Fan Autumn Chapter 17. All-Hallow-Eve Chapter 18. Nature's Fall Decorations and How to Use Them Chapter 19. Nutting-Parties Chapter 20. How to Make a Telephone Chapter 21. How to Draw Chapter 22. How to Paint in Water-Colors Chapter 23. How to Paint in Oil-Colors Chapter 24. How to Model in Clay and Wax Chapter 25. How to Make Plaster Casts Chapter 26. China Painting Chapter 27. A Chapter on Frames Chapter 28. Thanksgiving Winter Chapter 29. Christmas Festivities and Home-made Christmas Gifts Chapter 30. Amusements and Games for the Christmas Holidays Chapter 31. New Year's and a Leap Year Party Chapter 32. Home Gymnasium Chapter 33. A Decorative Language Chapter 34. A Few Items on Old-fashioned Needlework, with Some New and Original Patterns Chapter 35. Scrap-book and Home-made Book-covers Chapter 36. A Heap of Rubbish and What to Do with It Chapter 37. How to Make Attractive Booths at a Fair-A New Kind of Grab-bag Chapter 38. Window Decoration Chapter 39. Furniture, Old and New Chapter 40. Something about Mantle-pieces and Fire-places Chapter 41. Home-made Candy Chapter 42. Saint Valentine's Day

About the Author

Lina and Adelia B. Beard were sisters with successful publishing careers, first writing for children's magazines, then writing books for young girls. In the early 1900s, they helped found the Girl Pioneers of America and the Campfire Girls.

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