The Treeless Plains

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Holiday House, 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
How the early settlers, or "sodbusters," of the Middle Border adapted their houses and home life to the materials at hand.

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How would you like to wake up to buffalo or cow feet kicking through your ceiling? Constructing their homes from the materials available to them (mostly dirt and sod) this book informs the reader of ... Read full review

Contents

THE FORGOTTEN SOD HOUSES
13
TIMBER WAS PLENTIFUL IN THE EAST
17
THE TREELESS PLAINS
23
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About the author (1994)

Rounds, who was born in 1906 in a sod house near Wall, South Dakota, and moved to Montana one year later in a covered wagon. He wrote dozens of tall tales and realistic books about rural America, especially North Carolina, where he lived, and Montana, where he was brought up. Rounds first book, Ol' Paul, the Mighty Logger, was published in 1936 by Holiday. He won the AAUW Award in 1983 for Wild Appaloosa. The AAUW Award was created in 1953 to honor North Carolinan children's authors.Rounds died in Pinehurst, NC, September 27, 2002, after a long illness. He was 96.

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