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Sod Houses on the Great Plains
by Glen Rounds
The first homesteaders to settle on the Great Plains-in what are now the states of Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas-found good land there, but almost no trees suitable for building log cabins, as they'd done on other frontiers.
Hardcover, 1 page
Published March 1st 1995 by Holiday House
(first published 1995)
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Apr 22, 2015 Jada Riutta rated it 2 of 5 stars
This book is very short and to the point it was really intresting because i never knew why they build houses the way they did. i am a photographer and see these when i go places and always wonder why on Earth they would build houses this way but no i understand why they did. I really like the ones they build into a hill, those ones are the coolest. i feel as if you would need to read this to like elementary students and middle school not preschool cause they wont understand what you are trying t ...more
Glen Rounds summarizes, simply and clearly, how the sod house on the Great Plains came to be. With succint and vivid detail, he describes the introduction of sod as a building material, and gives the reader a feel for how it might have felt to live in such a building. This book is illustrated in his whimsical, somewhat abstract style which is sometimes reminiscent of cave drawings. This makes an excellent (and unromantic) complement to Dandelions and could be a precursor to On the Banks of Plum ...more