Homes on the Move

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This fascinating book looks at homes that can be moved from place to place. Detailed photography features such unique homes as tents, igloos, and yurts, used by hunters and nomadic peoples, as well as trailers, houseboats, and recreational vehicles. Interesting topics include going to work and school when you are on the move, and how people living in moveable homes are affected by extreme temperatures and natural phenomena such as hurricanes.
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Overview

This fascinating book looks at homes that can be moved from place to place. Detailed photography features such unique homes as tents, igloos, and yurts, used by hunters and nomadic peoples, as well as trailers, houseboats, and recreational vehicles. Interesting topics include going to work and school when you are on the move, and how people living in moveable homes are affected by extreme temperatures and natural phenomena such as hurricanes.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sheryl O'Sullivan
From yurts of Central Asia, to igloos in the Arctic, to the recreational vehicles common in the United States, this book offers a fascinating look at the many ways people can live in movable homes. Riveting photographs bring to life such diverse lifestyles as nomads in Tunisia and refugees in Somalia. A special section is devoted to the changing lives of "Traveler Peoples in Europe." Part of the "Homes Around the World" series, this book shares many important features with others in the series, such as wonderful, compelling photography from around the world to illustrate the homes, and interesting sidebars to further student understanding. Designed for younger readers, books in the series contain limited text and simplified research aids including a glossary, an index, and a list of other resources. Chapters focus on definition, environment, school, play, work, and other information about people who live in movable houses. Key terms are in bold and pictures are well captioned. A world map shows the location of some of the houses mentioned. An interesting activity at the end of the book shows children how to make an igloo. Teachers in primary grades who are studying neighborhoods will find this book particularly helpful. Reviewer: Sheryl O'Sullivan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778735564
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Homes Around the World Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


What is a moveable home?     6
Tents and shelters     8
Trailers and houseboats     10
Building a moveable home     12
Inside a moveable home     14
The weather     16
The environment     18
School and play     20
Going to work     22
Getting around     24
Where in the world?     26
My own igloo     28
Glossary     30
Further information     31
Index     32
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