visión de conjunto:Críticas This exemplary title can inspire readers as well as educate them.--School Library Journal starred review With such small connections Laroche emphasizes the similarities over the differences making this volume both an informative sampling of domestic architecture and a meaningful representation of global culture.--Booklist Reseña del editor Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived.If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa the outside of your house might tell the story of your family. And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset.With intricate bas-relief collages Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide—log cabins houses on stilts cave dwellings boathouses and yurts—this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons—such as blending into the landscape confusing invaders being able to travel with one's home using whatever materials are at hand—are as varied as the homes themselves.List of Houses included: Dogtrot log house based on dogtrots built in the southern U.S.Chalet based on chalets built in the Austrian Alps.Pueblo Taos New MexicoConnected barn based on connected barns common in northern New England.Cave dwelling Guadix Andalucia SpainPalafitos (house on stilts) Chiloe Island ChilePalazzo Dario Venice ItalyChateau La Brede Bordeaux FranceTulou Hangkeng village Yongding ChinaHalf-timbered houses Miltenberg am Main GermanyGreek island village houses Astipalaia Island GreeceDecorated houses of Ndebele Pretoria Transvaal South AfricaYurt based on yurts in Mongolia and other parts of central Asia.Airstream trailer USAFloating house Middleburg the NetherlandsTree house USA Biografía del autor Brilliant at bas-relief cut-paper collage Giles Laroche is the illustrator of several picture books -- including What Do Wheels Do All Day (Houghton) and Bridges are to Cross -- many of which have generated starred reviews and foreign and special sales. He lives in Salem MA and in the summer moves to an old barn in New Hampshire.