Author: Philip Delves Broughton
Title: Charlie Whistler’s Omnium Gatherum Campfire Stories and Adirondack Adventures
Print Length: 272
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
In the tradition of The Dangerous Book for Boys, a visually dazzling compendium of practical knowledge, fascinating trivia, and worldly wisdom for young boysdesigned as a charming and informal full-color family scrapbook treasured by generations of one family at their Adirondack summer camp.On a late summer afternoon, while rustling around in his familys Adirondack cabin, a boy named Charlie Whistler finds a dusty cloth-bound scrapbook. It is the Omnium Gatherum, a colorful, illustrated grab bag of stories, arcana, and much more, faithfully collected over generations by Charlies father, grandfather, and generations of Whistlers before them.Its pages hold a universe of age-old wisdom, from the simplehow to tie a slipknotto the esoterichow to find your way in the forest, or predict the tidesto the exotichow to understand simple phrases in dozens of languages.Charlie Whistlers Omnium Gatherum is a delightful, ceaselessly readable, and unique gift book for boys of all ages: a nostalgic evocation of American childhood, a keepsake for modern fathers to hand down to their sons, and an irresistible, page-turning read for everyone who loves to lose themselves in the world of imagination.