Sample text for For boys only : the biggest, baddest book ever / Marc Aronson, H.P. Newquist.

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“That is so interesting.”


“I didn’t know that.”

How many times have you said these things, when you landed on a neat Web site, or glanced at a magazine? Harvey and I are writers who love discovering new things. We thought it would be fun to have a book about the most interesting stuff we could find. Not a record­ book with endless tables of facts. We wanted a book that would be as filled with adventure and the unexpected, as all the snakes, and battles, and sports cars, and ridiculously poisonous dart frogs we talk about. This is a book to get lost in, and find your own way out—and don’t be sure that when you’ve read a page once, you’ve seen all that’s there. Look again, look back, look ahead! There are things here to do, to see, to think about; codes to break, puzzles to solve, even mysteries we couldn’t figure out, which we hope you can. And while you do all that, we’re gathering even more amazing entries for next time.—MA

Cool stuff is all around you—adventure, sports, animals, magic, warriors, movies, video games, and even danger. A lot of it you learn about in school and at home. But sometimes you just want the really good parts and nothing else; you don’t want to sit through the boring junk. Marc and I know that—it’s the way we’ve felt ever since we were kids. So when we wrote this book, we made sure it would have only the best stuff. We skipped everything else. And on those occasions where we had different ideas on what was the very best, we put it all in to let you decide. So there’s something to do, mind-boggling to figure out, and cool to learn on every page. We’ve got bloodthirsty barbarians, sports heroes, vicious predators, ancient mysteries, and daredevils all over this book. And that’s just the beginning . It’s a big world out there, with a lot of amazing things for you to explore. Welcome to the coolest place to start.—HPN

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Curiosities and wonders -- Juvenile literature.
Boys -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Boys -- Recreation -- Juvenile literature.