ABC Book of American Homes by Michael Shoulders

By Michael Shoulders

Homes in bushes, homes on water, homes with wheels! the USA is a rustic of various those who reside in all kinds of homes--homes made from wooden, steel, glass, even snow! within the wasteland, on a farm, or via the seashore, American homes have just one factor in common--they offer take care of and luxury to those that reside in them. regardless of the scale, form, or situation, they're locations to name domestic. This alphabetical survey spans over 3 centuries of structure. brilliant illustrations and straightforward, informative textual content introduce younger readers to the limitlessness of the yankee mind's eye. Readers won't purely know about numerous homes, from yurts to pueblos to farmhouses, yet concerning the number of those that inhabit them.

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This circular dwelling is based on the design of a Mongolian ger. In Mongolia nomads travel long distances, taking their houses with them. A ger can be taken down or put up in an hour or two. In America a yurt is often used as a vacation cabin. Yurts usually have wooden floors, wood or gas stoves, lanterns, sleeping bags, foam pads, and bunks. Large pieces of fabric on the walls and roof help keep the cold out. Zzzzzzzzz is for falling asleep in the safety of your own home with family all around.

Yurts usually have wooden floors, wood or gas stoves, lanterns, sleeping bags, foam pads, and bunks. Large pieces of fabric on the walls and roof help keep the cold out. Zzzzzzzzz is for falling asleep in the safety of your own home with family all around. It doesn’t matter if your house is large or small, old or new, in a tree or on wheels, on land or water, or even made of junk. Home is where the heart is, and what makes it special are the people you share it with.

Many Americans have come from other countries and bring their customs and traditions with them. Whether it is the Spanish casa nueva, the French nouvelle maison, or the Chinese xinfang, in any language there is no place like home. Y is for Yurt. This circular dwelling is based on the design of a Mongolian ger. In Mongolia nomads travel long distances, taking their houses with them. A ger can be taken down or put up in an hour or two. In America a yurt is often used as a vacation cabin. Yurts usually have wooden floors, wood or gas stoves, lanterns, sleeping bags, foam pads, and bunks.

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