21 DECEMBER 1867, Page 23

Every Boy's Book. Edited by Edmund Routledge. (Routledge.)— This is

not only a book which every boy will want, but one which will teach every boy everything. It gives the rules of every game, and hints for succeeding in it ; an account of all athletic sports, including angling, archery, boxing, canoes, croquet, cricket, fencing, and riding ; a guide to science, both of the practical and mischievous kinds ; a list of domes- tic pets ; an inventory of postage stamps, and a complete catalogue of puzzles. A boy who studies this book will be able to answer Mr. Lowe's sneers against a modern classical education, and to show that even if he has read sundry Greek and Latin authors, he knows some- thing beyond them.