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Sod Houses on the Great Plains

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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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Jada Riutta
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
Shanna Gonzalez
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
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