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DK READERS: Homes around the World

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Publisher Comments:

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

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780756645229
Author:
Publishing, DK
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Author:
Lock, Deborah
Author:
Moore, Max
Author:
Laroche, Giles
Author:
DK Publishing
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
House & Home
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Readers (Elementary)
Subject:
Children s-Reference General
Edition Description:
Reinforced Library Binding
Series:
DK Reader - Level 1
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 10 in 9.99 lb
Age Level:
05-07

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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