Charlie Whistler's Omnium Gatherum: Campfire Stories and Adirondack Adventures

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In the tradition of The Dangerous Book for Boys, a visually dazzling compendium of practical knowledge, fascinating trivia, and worldly wisdom for young boys—designed 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 family’s 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 Charlie’s father, grandfather, and generations of Whistlers before them.

Its pages hold a universe of age-old wisdom, from the simple—how to tie a slipknot—to the esoteric—how to find your way in the forest, or predict the tides—to the exotic—how to understand simple phrases in dozens of languages.

Charlie Whistler’s 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.

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“Energy is eternal delight.”—William Blake

Charlie Whistler’s Omnium Gatherum is a spirited compendium of letters, poems, drawings, photographs, and ephemera gathered by generations of the fictional Whistler family during their summers in the Adirondacks.

This unique scrapbook is a treasure trove of wisdom and practical knowledge. It is a celebration of family, adventure, and the great outdoors, and an inspiring gift for all ages.

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“If you were to distill the several essences of Adirondack forests, invigorating lake waters, family traditions and a zest for life, and then capture them in the form of a book, you probably could not come closer than Charlie Whistler’s Omnium Gatherum . . . Vigorous, eclectic and beautifully designed, this book for young readers is also rather daring.” (The Wall Street Journal)

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