By Michael Shoulders
Homes in timber, homes on water, homes with wheels! the US is a rustic of various those who stay in every kind of homes--homes made from wooden, steel, glass, even snow! within the wilderness, on a farm, or by means of the seashore, American homes have just one factor in common--they supply guard and luxury to people who reside in them. regardless of the dimensions, form, or situation, they're areas to name domestic. This alphabetical survey spans over 3 centuries of structure. bright illustrations and straightforward, informative textual content introduce younger readers to the limitlessness of the yankee mind's eye. Readers won't in simple terms find out about a number of homes, from yurts to pueblos to farmhouses, yet concerning the number of those who 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.
They also added extra turrets, towers, and stained-glass windows. W is for the White House. This home is over 200 years old. The first residents, John and Abigail Adams, moved in during November 1800. Every president except George Washington has lived here. Only 16 of the 132 rooms are used for living quarters. The White House comes with lots of extras, including a jogging track, a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a bowling alley. It even has its own movie theater! ” New homes are like a new start in a person’s life.
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.
ABC Book of American Homes by Michael Shoulders