The House I Live in: At Home in America

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An introduction to American architecture describes twelve distinctive houses from all over the country, from a Pennsylvania farmhouse to a Pueblo Indian adobe.

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In a succession of appealing spreads, this unusual picture book surveys the astonishing conglomeration of residential architecture across America. The upbeat and consistently informative narrative frames each dwelling with myriad facts on its historic, geographic and environmental contexts. Youngsters will be especially intrigued by the ways in which photographic images of children (ostensibly the inhabitants of each house) and a cat or dog have been incorporated in each of the bright, detailed paintings. The residences depicted include pueblos, log cabins, stone houses, frame and brick structures, houseboats, trailers, beach homes and art deco apartment buildings. Though the information is engrossing, the design striking and the artwork involving, it's difficult to predict an audience for this book. It may find its niche in the classrooms of innovative teachers who want beautiful trade books to use when teaching "shelter." Ages 6-10.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 3-5-- The houses in America are as varied as the people who have settled and lived here throughout our history. A Victorian style home suits the San Francisco Bay area, but would be out of place in the southwestern deserts of Arizona or New Mexico. These differences in architecture are explained from a sociological, geographical, historical, and basic architectural viewpoint, with the text expanding upon the rationale for the structure, the materials used, and the general advantages the families enjoy. The text is on one page with a complementary, visually expanding watercolor drawing on the facing page. Each illustration is superimposed with a photograph of a child who might live in that particular dwelling. Cultural and ethnic groups are well represented. While this book may have a limited appeal, it is a good resource for those seeking general information. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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