Colonial Home

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Crabtree Publishing Company, Oct 1, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Bobbie Kalman's acclaimed Historic Communities Series provides a close-up view of how people lived more than two hundred years ago. Colorful photos, many taken by Bobbie Kalman herself at restored historic villages across the country, help support the fascinating information. Children will have fun learning about:
-- early homes and the settler community
-- what people wore and the crafts they made
-- how settlers made their living
-- how they spent their leisure time
-- the values, customs, and traditions of the early settlers

Take a tour of the Colonial Home of the 1600s and 1700s. England, France, and Spain all had colonies in the New World and immigrants were drawn to North America where land was inexpensive, and people had religious freedom. Get a glimpse of:
-- the kitchen, the fireplace, the bedchamber
-- dependencies, or outbuildings, as well as buildings for animals
-- how metal and bricks were made
-- the plantation and its slave quarters

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Like her other books, historical and factual accuracy along with an easy-to-read style makes her books excellent non-fiction choices for library purchases. Read full review

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Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.