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Frontier Home
     

Frontier Home

by Raymond Bial
 

Photos of pioneer tools, homes, and daily life become a record that testifies to the indomitable will and spirit of the early settlers of the West.

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Photos of pioneer tools, homes, and daily life become a record that testifies to the indomitable will and spirit of the early settlers of the West.

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"In another lyrical yet precise text, the author of Amish Home invites readers to imagine traveling by Conestoga wagon to an uncertain future on the American frontier . . . The presentation is enhanced by sharp, beautifully composed, unpeopled color photos." Kirkus Reviews
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Photographs of the Amish Home, Shaker Home, and Frontier Home, resonate with life, so artfully has photo essayist Raymond Bial evoked the essence of their occupants-though not one is visible. The representative houses show how beautiful the purely functional can be. Mr. Bial's compelling volumes provide an historical background of the houses' respective residents, describe the tools and furnishings they fashioned, and explain how they lived their lives in and around these purposeful dwellings.
Carolyn Phelan
Similar in format to Bial's "Amish Home" , this book introduces readers to life on the American frontier. Bial briefly describes the clearing of land and the making of early cabins and their furnishings, including beds, tables, benches, toys, rifles, ammunition, clothing, soap, candles, and cookware. Occasional quotes from the diaries and reminiscences of pioneers add individual voices. Taken in full color at pioneer villages and sites in the Midwest, well-composed pictures of objects inside and outside of frontier homes appear on nearly every page. Concrete details of pioneer life will hold readers' interest despite the sometimes static quality of the writing. Bial's photography gives the book a look of integrity as well as a window into the lives of the pioneers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395640463
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1140L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Raymond Bial is an acclaimed photoessayist for children. Four of his books were chosen as Notable Books in the Field of Social Studies by the NCSS. He lives in Urbana, Illinois, with his wife and children.

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