Item description for Colonial Home (Historic Communities) by Bobbie Kalman & John Crossingham...
Overview This nostalgic look at a Colonial home of the 1600s and 1700s offers tours of the main house, including the ballroom of a wealthy plantation owner, the outbuildings, and explains why the kitchen was separate from the house. Also includes information on making candles, soap, and cloth, and how laundry was done. Full-color photos and illustrations.
Publishers Description 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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Studio: Crabtree Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.73" Width: 8.36" Height: 0.18" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 26, 2000
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
Series Historic Communities
ISBN 086505469X ISBN13 9780865054691
Availability 0 units.
More About Bobbie Kalman & John Crossingham
Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children’s non-fiction in the 1980’s and 90’s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles), both published by Crabtree Publishing. She has created many of Crabtree’s most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.
Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.
Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie’s newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family’s escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.
Reviews - What do customers think about Colonial Home (Historic Communities)?
Entertains and educates! Sep 21, 2007
From the wilderness to town homes, this book shows and tells the story of colonists' homes, how they furnished them, and the people who built them.
Beautifully illustrated with period art work, modern illustrations and photographs of costumed historical interpreters, Colonial Home ties together accurate history in a manner understandable to a young reader.