It’s the ultimate introduction to the world of archery, in a book that turns into an actual bow that shoots paper arrows.
Warning! This book is a weapon of mass instruction and a working bow! All you have to do is unlock and open the upper and lower bow limbs, punch out and fold the arrows, and shoot!
But the book is also a rich and lively illustrated history of archery, covering the physics of a bow and arrow; the types of bows used since 4500 BC; arrows from around the world, like the deadly stone arrowheads used by Native Americans, or the Japanese whistling Kabura-ya that helped Samurai signal each other. Here are the great archery battles—Thermopylae in 480 BC, where the Spartan “300” faced a Persian who shot so many arrows they darkened the sky; or the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, the last battle to feature archers—horsemen from the Eurasian steppes—who helped the Russians defeat Napoleon.
Comes with paper arrows. Targets, too!