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Imagine a House: A Journey to Fascinating Houses Around the World (What a World We Live in, 1) Hardcover – September, 2003

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Grade 2-5--Readers are introduced to the world outside their community by looking at some unique styles of housing from around the world. Just as in the United States, one type of structure does not represent all of the architecture found in a particular country, but those included are representative of the creativeness of people no matter where they live. The 12 different domiciles included here were chosen for the stories they tell. Children may be amazed to know that igloos are found in Eritrea, Africa as well as in the Arctic regions, or that adobe homes can be found both in the Americas and in Northern Africa. The layout has definite child appeal. Each spread includes sketches of the featured types of dwellings, a world map identifying where they are located, full-color photographs with captions, and short commentary providing basic information. On a blank page, readers are asked to draw and describe their own residences. Biographical sketches of the photographers appear near the end of the book. Imagine a House is a great way to encourage readers to look beyond their immediate world and continue their journey of discovery.--Margaret R. Tassia, Millersville University, PA
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Angela Gustafson's Imagine a House packs much information into an interesting and well-designed book. We need more books like this! -- John Coy, children's author, July 2003

I highly recommend Imagine a House for school and public libraries, and for all interested in the world around us! -- Susan Carr Brown, Minneapolis Public Library, July 2003

Imagine a House is a wonderful book that reminds me of what draws all people together. Thank you! -- Ann Bancroft, renowned polar explorer, July 2003

Richly photographed, artfully designed and consummately readable, Imagine a House belongs on every school and home library shelf. -- Dan Buettner, famed cyclist and explorer, July 2003

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Product Details

  • Series: What a World We Live in, 1
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Out of the Box; First Edition edition (September 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972684905
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972684903
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,002,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on August 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Written and illustrated by a retired Peace Corps volunteer Angela Gustafson, Imagine A House: A Journey To Fascinating Houses Around The World is a splendid picture book showcase for young readers and showcases various twenty-two types of dwellings used by fifteen diverse cultures worldwide ranging from igloos, to the tent houses of northern Africa and the Middle East, to houses on stilts such as those found in Southeast Asia, and much, much more. Full-color, photographic illustrations complement the text and offer fascinating glimpses into different cultures.
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By gr8ful4her on December 17, 2013
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This book is a good book to show students about how others live in the world. The book arrived in a timely fashion and was in good condition.
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