The ABC Book of American Homes

The ABC Book of American Homes

By Michael Shoulders; Sarah S. Brannen (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, Hardcover, 9781570915659, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 2008


Houses in trees, houses on water, houses with wheels! America is a country of diverse people who live in all types of homes--homes made of wood, metal, glass, even snow! In the desert, on a farm, or by the beach, American houses have only one thing in common--they provide shelter and comfort to those who live in them. No matter the size, shape, or location, they are places to call home. This alphabetical survey spans over three centuries of architecture. Vivid illustrations and simple, informative text introduce young readers to the limitlessness of the American imagination. Readers will not only learn about a variety of houses, from yurts to pueblos to farmhouses, but about the variety of people who inhabit them.

About the Author
Educator and literacy advocate Dr. Michael Shoulders has written several books for Sleeping Bear Press including the companion title, N is for Natural State: An Arkansas Alphabet and the recently released Say Daddy! When not traveling to schools and conferences, Mike lives in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Sarah S. Brannen is the author and illustrator of Uncle Bobby's Wedding and Madame Martine. She has illustrated over a dozen books for children, including Feathers: Not Just For Flying, a Junior Library Guild selection. She lives in Massachusetts, but goes to Paris as often as possible.