By Michael Shoulders

Homes in timber, homes on water, homes with wheels! the US is a rustic of various those that reside in all kinds of homes--homes made up of wooden, steel, glass, even snow! within the barren region, on a farm, or by means of the seashore, American homes have just one factor in common--they offer protect and luxury to people who dwell in them. regardless of the dimensions, form, or situation, they're areas to name domestic. This alphabetical survey spans over 3 centuries of structure. vibrant illustrations and easy, 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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They bring the possibility of new friends, new dreams, and new adventures. Many Americans have come from other countries and bring their customs and traditions with them. Whether it is the Spanish casa nueva, the French nouvelle maison, or the Chinese xinfang, in any language there is no place like home. Y is for Yurt. 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.

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. 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.

Builders added highly decorative woodwork called gingerbread to the porch trim, doors, and gables. 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.

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