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DK READERS: Homes around the Worldby DK Publishing
Synopses & Reviews
Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide — log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts — this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons — such as blending into the landscape. confusing invaders, being able to travel with one's home, using whatever materials are at hand — are as varied as the homes themselves.
List of Houses included: and#160; Dogtrot log house, based on dogtrots built in the southern U.S.
Chalet, based on chalets built in the Austrian Alps.
Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico
Connected barn, based on connected barns common in northern New England.
Cave dwelling, Guadix, Andalucia, Spain
Palafitos (house on stilts), Chiloe Island, Chile
Palazzo Dario, Venice, Italy
Chateau La Brede, Bordeaux, France
Tulou, Hangkeng village, Yongding, China
Half-timbered houses, Miltenberg am Main, Germany
Greek island village houses, Astipalaia Island, Greece
Decorated houses of Ndebele, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Yurt, based on yurts in Mongolia and other parts of central Asia.
Airstream trailer, USA
Floating house, Middleburg, the Netherlands
Tree house, USA
Combining photographs, lively illustrations, and engaging, age-appropriate stories, DK Readers capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge.
Homes around the World looks at some of the world's most unusual human residences, including pueblos, floating homes, tree houses, portable yurts, and eco-friendly houses.
DK Readers will help your child learn to read and encourage a life-long love of reading whilst learning about other cultures From houses made of mud and reeds, to homes in caves and trees, help your child learn all about different habitats through exciting stories. DK Readers are part of a five-level highly pictorial reading scheme, with lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. Level 1 have simple sentences, limited vocabulary, word repetition, picture dictionary boxes and large type – read them together with children who are just beginning to learn and with early or reluctant readers. Over 90 DK Readers in the series.
About the Author
Giles Laroche lives in Salem, Massachusetts. His amazing paper relief art has illustrated many childrens books. This is his first book for Houghton Mifflin.
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