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Author: Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9780061475917
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The bestselling book—more than 1.5 million copies sold—for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is—is soon to be an Amazon Prime Original Series created by Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Greg Mottola (Superbad).

The classic bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age-old question of what the big deal with girls is.

In this digital age, there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun—building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes.

Skills covered include:

The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know
Stickball
Slingshots
Fossils
Building a Treehouse*
Making a Bow and Arrow
Fishing (revised with US Fish)
Timers and Tripwires
Baseball's "Most Valuable Players"
Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg
Spies-Codes and Ciphers
Making a Go-Cart
Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary
Girls
Cloud Formations
The States of the U.S.
Mountains of the U.S.
Navigation
The Declaration of Independence
Skimming Stones
Making a Periscope
The Ten Commandments
Common US Trees
Timeline of American History

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The perfect handbook for boys and dads.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “Full of tips on how to annoy your parents.”

    Evening Standard (London)

  • “An old-fashioned compendium of information on items such as making catapults and knot-tying…the end of the PlayStation may have been signalled.”

    Times (London)

  • The Dangerous Book is a guide book for dads as well as their sons, as a reminder of lore and technique that have not yet been completely lost to the digital age.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Lots of boys of varying ages (and their dads) will find this enlightened nonfiction compendium of essential guy stuff hard to resist.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Both premise and content should appeal to many boys, and might be even more successful when nostalgic dads join in.”

    School Library Journal

  • “If you want to know how to make crystals, master NATO’s phonetic alphabet…and build a workbench, look no further.”

    Time Out

  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A #1 Amazon bestseller
  • A New York Times bestseller

Listener Reviews

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 9/16/2018

    " My boys and I listened to this book on a recent trip out of town. In a world that is fast-paced and governed by social media and electronics, this book is a breath of fresh air. It is a "How to" book for boys. How to find north, how to talk to a girl, how to build a fort, how to play baseball, how to hunt, how to play poker, how to build a go-cart, as well as stories of heroes and battles and astronomy, games an grammar. I didn't realize the book was made into a TV show until I was telling a friend about it. Judging from the book, I'd bet the show is a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holden | 2/13/2014

    " It is not dangerous! (Except for the go-cart with no brakes). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 2/2/2014

    " good book for learning a lot of stuff, including the 7 wonders of the ancient world, poker, marbles, chess, fishing, maps, Navajo Code Talking, famous battles, pirates, making batteries, juggling... the list goes on... all stuff the authors think boys should know about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/27/2014

    " Not as good as I thought it'd be. But then I'm not a boy so maybe I'm wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wellington | 1/25/2014

    " With a nod to the not so distant past when boys made up games in the outdoors and not playing games indoors, the book give advice on things every boy should know. This book has guides on making paper airplanes, tying knots, and even some history. Forget boys, I should be learning this stuff too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fabio | 1/22/2014

    " I like this book because there are a lot of things to make and it tells you how to make it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/20/2014

    " Love it just as much as The Daring Book for Girls. Must have for any boy (or girl for that matter!). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessa | 1/20/2014

    " Not just for boys! This book is chock-full of information that is just good to know, like how to tie knots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 1/17/2014

    " Very Interesting book. I will definitely purchase this book for my future son. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie | 1/5/2014

    " I'm enjoying this to no end... but I still don't understand Cricket. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 07tommym | 12/11/2013

    " great book for ideas when you're bored. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 12/8/2013

    " Purchased with fututre children in mind. I hope we'll have lots of fun reading and having adventures together! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/4/2013

    " Everything a boy could ever want to know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William | 11/22/2013

    " Dangerous book for boys is great for truly all ages, and even if your not a boy! The book includes how to pickpocket doors, to creating a wooden bow and arrow, this truly will interest any reader with a taste for adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AC | 9/21/2013

    " I'm not going to say a lot about this book other than if you see it at Powells, BUY IT! (...or at least flip through it) This book is six kinds of awesome. Reminds me of my happy youth, and that makes me smile. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 5/1/2013

    " Don't waste your time on this one... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annika | 4/12/2013

    " This is the Books of Knowledge and American Boys' Handy Book rolled into one and updated for the modern age. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ubalstecha | 3/27/2013

    " This book is only Dangerous, if you think knowledge is dangerous. Otherwise it is simply an encyclopedia of how to do things aimed at boys. This would be an excellent book for a classroom library, or for the bathroom or guestroom of a home with boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 2/12/2013

    " this book is a wonderful book for a boy on a rainy day filled with exiting things to do on a nothing to do type day. my opinion is that it is marvelous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zeal | 1/19/2013

    " The book is pretty cool. Most of it shows you step by step ways to make and do different things but on top of that it show you cool stories and info of different people boys would really like. You should be a little bit older at around ten because of its a bit hard understanding the steps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 12/13/2012

    " Listened to this in my car. I LOVED the famous battles part, had a ton of fun with this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 8/14/2012

    " This book is just a whole lot of fun. If you're a boy. My wife just looks at me and says, "Are you serious? Why does that sound fun to you?" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 6/9/2012

    " This was really cute and I liked it better than The Daring Book for Girls. Maybe that's because I'm a tomboy-I don't know. I just thought this one was much cooler. I loved how to make a tree-house and the grammar tools:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 4/22/2012

    " Fun read. Great book to pick up every once and a read up on something that as a guy you should know about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Weston | 2/19/2012

    " Very useful stuff for any guy, as well as more than a few fun projects. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 2/7/2012

    " I don't know that I will ever finish reading the book, but it provides endless entertainment for my boys and I. An excellent Father's day gift... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 1/15/2012

    " What can I say - being a mother of 4 boys and a caretaker of 5, this book is on our most used shelf. My husband and sons enjoy it and I enjoy watching them use the tricks of trade they know now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arielle | 7/1/2011

    " Grayson is going to LOVE this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan | 3/19/2011

    " wonderful! i learned many facts! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryandg | 3/14/2011

    " A good book, might not be popular for the video game generation, but might have been a hit in the past generations. The writer writes about toys and gadgets that were very popular in the day and how to make them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 2/11/2011

    " This is a fun book packed with non-video-game activities! I wish my cousins' kids lived closer to me so we could do the projects in this book together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/14/2011

    " Loved this book! Had facts and information I'd always wonderdered about and never known, as well as information that could be referenced all in one place, and great activities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/29/2010

    " Five stars by far... great book. I read a lot of it but i still havent read every single page! Some of it can be boring at times, but there are parts of it that are very interesting... there are parts i have even used in school projects! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wade | 12/20/2010

    " A rewrite of the Boy scout manual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noah | 10/12/2010

    " Great tips and things to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brodie | 9/14/2010

    " I like this book because it shows you how to make things like a bow and arrows. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 8/29/2010

    " A book I greatly wished I had had when I was growing up. Filled with interesting stories and projects that even now as an adult I found time to try some of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 5/9/2010

    " Haha, it is SO funny. So classic. So real!! Highly recommended, even for teenage girls. You'll learn all sorts of useful things... trust me. =) It's really cute. "

About the Author

Author Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is the acclaimed author of the Emperor novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar, and the Conqueror series, which is based on the lives of Mongol warlords Genghis, Ogedai, and Kublai Khan. He is also the coauthor of the bestselling nonfiction work The Dangerous Book for Boys. He lives with his wife and two children in Hertfordshire, England.