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Author Komatsu, Yoshio.
Title Wonderful houses around the world / Yoshio Komatsu ; drawings by Akira Nishiyama ; translated by Katy Bridges and Naoko Amemiya.
Pub Info Bolinas, Calif. : Shelter, c2004.
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Descript 43 p. : col. ill., map ; 26 cm.
Note Accelerated Reader LG 4.8 0.5 0.5 108602
Contents Mongolia -- China -- Indonesia -- India -- Romania -- Tunisia -- Spain -- Togo -- Senegal -- Bolivia.
Summary Fascinating and unique, Wonderful Houses Around the World gives children a welcome entree into other places and other lives throughout the world. Glorious two-page photographic spreads capture families outside their homes, be they simple or imposing. Detailed cutaway illustrations reveal the inside of each house, showing the various family members engaged in typical daily activities. Captions explain where each house is located, the environmental conditions that affect the house design, how the family lives in the home, and their possessions - all providing interesting glimpses of life in other cultures. The ten houses profiled include a red mud dwelling with thatched towers in Togo, a yurt in Mongolia, a steep-roofed, shake-covered house in Transylvania, and a large donut-shaped communal building for 300 in China. This book increases children's wonder about and cultural awareness of the many different people and ways of life around the world.
Subject Architecture, Domestic.
Add Author Nishiyama, Akira, 1955-
ISBN 0936070358 (trade cloth)
9780936070353 (trade cloth)
093607034X (trade pbk.)
9780936070346 (trade pbk.)
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