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Handbook For Grandfathers is packed with ideas and suggestions to help a grandfather get closer to his grandchildren: Interesting and exciting places to take them - the what and the where and how much it will cost. Seven great American cities to visit, outdoor adventures to share. River-rafting, range-riding, whale-watching, mountain trekking, windjamming, houseboating, foreign travel, it’s all here. . . Can’t think what to give a grandchild for Christmas or a fast-approaching birthday? Check out a slew of wonderful ideas for things to buy, or put together easily from a kit -like a dollhouse for a granddaughter or a clubhouse for a boy. Do the grandchildren live at a distance? Here are all the ways to keep in touch, electronically and otherwise - how to get them chatting, what to chat about. And here is factual, up-to-the-minute information on fiscal planning for the grandfather who wants to help his grandchildren through college, plus clever ways to ensure their financial future. A grandfather’s word carries a lot of weight. Handbook For Grandfathers suggests how to use it wisely, with suggestions for advice and counsel that a grandfather can (and should not) give his grandchildren growing up. This is a book a grandfather will find himself returning to again and again as his grandchildren become a part of his life. New York author Conrad Brown, a veteran editor and journalist now retired, is himself a grandfather. Conrad Brown has a B.A. from Brown University and has worked 20 years in New York publishing. He is the author of Skiing for Beginners and co-author of How to Cope with the High Cost of Living .