Homes on the Move

Homes on the Move

by Nicola Barber
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778735564
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Homes Around the World Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,363,210
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
NC870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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