The Village of Round and Square Houses

Picture Books | May 30, 1986

byAnn GrifalconiAs told byAnn Grifalconi

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The village of Tos is like no other village in the world, for in this village the women live in round houses and the men live in square ones. The story of how this came to be is told from the point of view of a young girl who grew up there.

Ann Grifalconi's bold, dynamic art and rhythmic storytelling recreate this world and make The Village of Round and Square Houses a perfect book for reading aloud.

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A grandmother explains to her listeners why in their village on the side of a volcano the men live in square houses and the women in round ones

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The village of Tos is like no other village in the world, for in this village the women live in round houses and the men live in square ones. The story of how this came to be is told from the point of view of a young girl who grew up there.Ann Grifalconi's bold, dynamic art and rhythmic storytelling recreate this world and make The Vi...

Ann Grifalconi is the author and illustrator of numerous books for young adults and children. She has received many citations, and awards, including a Caldecott Honor and Jane Addams Honor and Award. Ms. Grifalconi lives and works in New York City, when she is not traveling to Africa, Central America, or Asia for intensive research for...
Format:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9.5 × 11 × 0.5 inPublished:May 30, 1986Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316328626

ISBN - 13:9780316328623

Appropriate for ages: 4

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A grandmother explains to her listeners why in their village on the side of a volcano the men live in square houses and the women in round ones