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The craftsman
Volume XXXI, Number 3 (December 1916)

Book reviews,   pp. 296-18a PDF (4.5 MB)


Page 300


BOOK REVIEWS
   All the information possible to convey
 through the printed word about this League
 and its splendid work is found in this
 Woodcraft Manual for girls. Later on
 there will be published a similar Manual
 for boys, though naturally the information
 contained in both books is practically the
 same, the only difference being some spe-
 cial information about the badges and re-
 quirements of initiation. No one is so able
 as Mr. Seton to write about the twelve se-
 crets of the woods, about what to do in the
 woods, how to make a fire, cook a meal,
 find wild food, how to follow trails, and to
 take care of oneself generally.
   This Manual tells how to become a mem-
 ber of the League, shows all the badges and
 degrees possible to earn, tells how to know
 forty birds, fifty common trees, sixty-four
 familiar wild flowers, and many other
 things that every boy and girl in the land
 should know.
   Readers of THE CRAFTSMAN may re-
 member the article called "Twelve Secrets
 of the Woods," which appeared in the June,
 1916, CRAFTSMAN. This article gave a
 comprehensive idea of the purpose of this
 League. (Published by Doubleday, Page
 & Co., Garden City, New York. Illus-
 trated. 424 pages. Price, 4o cents, post-
 paid.)
 BOOKS RECEIVED
 AMERICAN LIBRARY ECONOMY: BY
 JOHN COTTON DANA
 This small bulletin compiled by the
 Newark Free Public Library is a strictly
 technical, comprehensive list of pictures
 and books useful in. high school teaching,
 and includes a list of dealers in material
 used in library and school work. (Pub-
 lished by the Elm Tree Press, Wood-
 stock, Vermont. 68 pages. Price, $I.oo
 net.)
 ETHNOBOTANY OF THE TEWA
 INDIANS: BULLETIN ISSUED BY
 THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN
 ETHNOLOGTY: SMITHSONIAN
 INSTITUTION
 A purely technical bulletin, one that in-
 cludes a phonetic key to the language of
 the Indian and an account of his knowl-
 edge and use of plants. (Published by
 the Government Printing Office, Wash-
 ington, D. C. Illustrated. 124 pages.)
300
ART EDUCATION: AN INVESTIGA-
TION OF THE TRAINING AVAILABLE
IN NEW YORK CITY FOR ARTISTS
AND ARTISANS
   A pamphlet issued by the Metropolitan
 Museum of Arts to be of service in voca-
 tional guidance. It includes a list of in-
 dustries and an analysis of such indus-
 tries as architecture, costume designing,
 interior decoration, metal work and many
 kinds of novelties. (Published by the
 Metropolitan Museum of Arts, New York.
 46 pages.)
 SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF
 THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
   An interesting bulletin covering the
 school work, its organization, depart-
 ments of education, results of new ven-
 tures in instruction, and of the work done
 in the Philippine Islands. (Published by
 the Manila Bureau of Printing. Illus-
 trated. 185 pages.)
 MIDSUMU.ER NIGHT'S DREAM SIL-
 HOUETTES: BY P. KONEWKA
 Several portfolios of silhouettes by P.
 Konewka are now on exhibition at 305
 Madison Avenue, New York. These sil-
 houettes of child life and fairy wizardry
 have attracted much attention because of
 their originality of design and the fact that
 silhouetting, though an old art, is never-
 theless seldom exhibited. A fair idea of
 their charm may be obtained from the few
 used, very much reduced, in an article pub-
 lished in this issue, "Midsummer Night's
 Dream." (Published at 149 New Bond
 Street, London, England. i i silhouettes.
 Price, $3.75.)
 THE SEA'S FAIRY BABIES
          (Continued from page 281.)
green and black borders of all sorts of
things that belong under the sea, that make
every page a delight to look at as well as to
read. We should like the pleasure of re-
producing each and every one of the pic-
tures and sketches, but the few that we
have here shown give a fair idea of their
fascination, save that we have not shown
the clear water-green of the leaves and bub-
bles. (Published by Dodd, Mead & Co.,
New York. Illustrated. 362 pages. Price
$3.oo net.)


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