Wonderful Houses Around the World

Wonderful Houses Around the World


Fascinating and unique, Wonderful Houses Around the World gives children a welcome entrée into other places and other lives throughout the world.

Glorious two-page photographic spreads capture families outside their homes, be they simple or imposing. Detailed cutaway illustrations reveal the inside of each house, showing the various family members engaged in typical daily activities. Captions explain where each house is located, the environmental conditions that affect the house design, how the family lives in the home, and their possessions — all providing interesting glimpses of life in other cultures.

A picture is worth a thousand words; the 10 photos in Wonderful Houses Around the World, along with the accompanying descriptive detailed drawings, make this a very informative book for children. There has never been a photographer of buildings like Yoshio Komatsu. He has travelled extensively around the world for 25 years, photographing hand-built homes. Photos from Mongolia, China, Indonesia, India, Romania, Tunisia, Spain, Togo, Senegal, and Bolivia. Each structure is beautifully photographed, and then colorfully rendered in pen and wash, with many descriptive captions explaining the everyday life of children and families in these homes.

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Dimensions 8 × 10 in

Yoshio Komatsu





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Publication Date

December 28, 2004


Shelter Publications


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