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Homes of the West - PB
Homes of the West - PB
Homes of the West - PB
9780778701064 | In Stock
Settlers built their homes using whatever materials they found in nature—logs, grass, sod, or adobe. Homes of the West describes in detail such early western-style homes as the soddy, the dugout, the log cabin, and adobe homes as well as Native American dwellings including tipis, longhouses, and pueblos. Children will read about:
• building a log home step by step
• different furnishings for log houses and frame houses
• the buildings on a ranch
• the homes of the wealthy
• the dangers from snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, and fire

Reading Level: Gr. 3-4
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: Q
Binding: Paperback
Series: Life in the Old West
Author(s): Bobbie Kalman

Size: 8 ½″ × 10 ¾″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 5.2
Dewey: 978
Lexile: Not Available at this time.
Copyright: 1999

Homes of the West

“With two-page illustrated spreads, these slim volumes bring alive the old West and make it understandable for readers at all levels...These titles are fact-filled and use vivid maps, photographs, art reproductions, and contemporary illustrations. After reading The Red Pony, the kids in my library simply devoured these volumes... a positive addition to our Westward Movement collection, especially for reluctant readers. Simple glossaries and indexes are included. Recommended.” —Book Report, 09/99 "...beautifully illustrated with pictures showing homes of the west in their natural settings. The text itself explains each type of home, including the materials they were made from and how they were built. To make it personal, some sections include a story about the people who lived in and built the houses. There are even photographs illustrating how these homes were furnished...The book has a sturdy binding and the illustrations are enriching." —Books of the Southwest, 12/00