Early Village Life

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 1981 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Topics covered;
Before there was a village
The farm as a self-sufficient unit
The family house - the role of the mother, father and children
The neighborhood
The sharing of resources
The growth of the village
The gristmill
The sawmill
The General Store
The Craftspeople
The village professionals
The teacher
The preacher
The printer
The doctor
The apothecary
The village school
The village church
The community bees
Village pleasures and pastimes
The inns and taverns
The holiday celebrations
The growth of the village

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Before there was a village 37The village on wheels
From sheep and flax to settlers slacks Maple sugaring logging and raising bees
The gristmill 46 Fall was a time for hard work fall fairs

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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.

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