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  • ISBN 0316328626
  • ISBN13 978-0316328623
  • Language English
  • Author Ann Grifalconi
  • Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Fourth Printing edition (May 30, 1986)
  • Pages 32
  • Formats txt rtf mbr lrf
  • Category Children
  • Subcategory Literature and Fiction
  • Size ePub 1611 kb
  • Size Fb2 1552 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 140

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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Start by marking The Village of Round and Square Houses as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Title: The Village of Round and Square Houses Author: Ann Grifalconi Illustrator: Ann Grifalconi Genre: Non – European Folklore Theme(s): Folklore, gender, villages Opening line/sentence: It was not until Iwas almost full – grown and left my village That I found our village was like no other. Brief Book Summary: A young girl wonders why it is that her town is divided into two types of houses – round and square. She goes about her daily routine at first, but then her grandmother tells her the story.

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Ann Grifalconi has made profoundly important contributions to American children's literature as she has realized the importance of including the voices and stories of racially/ethnically marginalized communities. Her impressive repertoire of children's picture books includes stories with African and African American characters and themes. lt;i Village of Round and Square Houses

com User, April 18, 2000. Children need to know that different cultures do things differently. Culture is a big part of people and how they live their lives. The Village of Round and Square Houses, is a story told byalittle girl, Osa, about how the people in her Central African villageof Tos ended up having the men live in square houses and the women in round ones. Osa's story begins with vivid descriptions and pictures of day to day life including their eating rituals in which the men come to eat with the women and children in the round house.

Ann Grifalconi (born September 22, 1929) is an American author and illustrator of children's books

Ann Grifalconi (born September 22, 1929) is an American author and illustrator of children's books. Born in New York, she studied art at the Cooper Union School of Art, where she received a certificate in advertising art in 1950. Grifalconi is the author of several books for children, including The Village of Round and Square Houses (a runner-up for the 1987 Caldecott Medal for illustration, her work) and Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me (illustrated by Jerry Pinkney). As an illustrator she has worked with authors including Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Walter Dean Myers, and Tillie S. Pine.

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 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.

Ann Grifalconi’s art work simply inspires

Ann Grifalconi’s art work simply inspires. It is such a privilege then to get to know this lovely village of round and square houses through the colorful artwork done by Grifalconi herself.

A young girl from the West African Villiage of Tos movingly tells how the men came to lie in square houses and the women in round ones. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Rabbit tries to get the animal out but the animal refuses. Frog happened to see this and tries to help but Rabbit tells her she is too small to help. Over the course of the day, many animals see Rabbit outside her house and finds out an animal will not leave Rabbit' house. This results in Rabbit telling each one to "go away.

Village of Round and Square Houses, written and illustrated by Ann Grifalconi, tells the story of Tos - a real life village in Cameroon - where the men live in square houses and the women live in round. The story behind this custom is sensitively retold through the eyes of a young girl brought up there.

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Crazy
What a great story, and the images are excellent.
Kaim
Great book for cultures, math, and science.
Dranar
Great story
Iaiastta
Great story
Twentyfirstfinger
I love this story, I bought it for my 3 year old granddaughter
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This is a great book about a real village in Cameroon Africa. As a teacher, I actually use this book to teach surface area and volume. After reading the book, we determine the surface area and volume of the two houses and then compare them. It provides a great real-life application of a "boring" Geometry concept.
Sharpmane
The Village of Round and Square Houses, is a story told byalittle girl, Osa, about how the people in her Central African villageof Tos ended up having the men live in square houses and the women in round ones. Osa's story begins with vivid descriptions and pictures of day to day life including their eating rituals in which the men come to eat with the women and children in the round house. Grifalconi uses bright, beautiful colors and illustrations, which help set the happy and peaceful mood. As Osa's grandmother tells her the story of how the great Naka Mountain burst open sending lava, ashes and smoke everywhere, Grifalconi does a good job of depicting the eruption. She contrasts the color orange on black and later shows the village and people all covered with ashes, with only two houses left standing. Since Naka had spared them and these two houses, the men and women split up and have been living this way ever since. The language and descriptions that she uses to tell the story are unique and informative; she keeps the reader wanting to know more. Grifalconi also does a good job of portraying the culture and tradition in the small village. In a note to the reader at the beginning of the book, she states that this village of Tos really does exist but that it is almost entirely isolated which makes its culture unique with different traditions from other African villages. The story, The Village of the Round and Square Houses, tells of the importance of family and the respect given to the elders. For the eldest in this family has the wooden stool to sit on and the next eldest has the grass mat. The children help the women cook, and everyone eats supper taking turns in order, starting with the eldest right down to the youngest child. Osa's grandmother tells the story of how their village ended up the way it is now. All members of the village respect her grandmother, and she is known as the best storyteller in the village. By telling stories she is able to pass on the culture of their village. In their 1988 Children's Literature Association Quarterly article, "Sharon Bell Mathis: Features of a Culture," Darwin L. Henderson and Arlene Harris Mitchell examine Mathis's work. Sharon Bell Mathis's works and Grifalconi's, The Village of Round and Square Houses, are similar because they both deal with celebrating life, children, family, survival, spiritual strength and culture. The oral tradition of story-telling is important to Mathis, and Grifalconi has the grandmother orally pass on the story of Naka. For me, this story by the grandmother is one of the most important things in the book because it gives the reason for having the women live in round houses and the men live in square ones, and it gives insight into part of their culture. This shows that oral tradition and culture are important aspects to both authors when writing children's books. I found this book stimulating to look at and interesting to read. The illustrations are great and add a lot to the story though it was a great story in itself. I definitely want to check out more of Ann Grifalconi's work.
Ann Grifalconi has made profoundly important contributions to American children's literature as she has realized the importance of including the voices and stories of racially/ethnically marginalized communities.Her impressive repertoire of children's picture books includes stories with African and African American characters and themes. <i>Village of Round and Square Houses</i> is a story about a rural village in Cameroon. Grifalconi adapted the story of how the people in this particular village developed and normalized gender roles in the format of a children's book. As a Zimbabwean, myself, I could relate and respect the author paying authentic homage to African oral traditions and storytelling formatting. The emphasis on the people's affinity to nature and traditional spirituality is quite accurate for many African communities across the continent. Many communities use mythology to make sense of the real world. There may or may not have been a volcano which erupted in the Tos village a long time ago but the story of the volcano and the ancient ancestors helps elders explain why their society is set up the way it is. My grandfather used to tell me similar stories with the tortoise and the hare, and other animal stories. I was initially surprised by the content of this story. Many African children's books that have evident gendered roles never explain why they exist. They are just taken as fact and can often leave the reader thinking that all African communities are like that. I like how this story makes sure the reader knows that this a specific story with mythology that is particular to the people of the Tos Village. The author makes sure that the reader knows that these gendered roles weren't always like this but were something the community became accustomed to. The warm, vibrate illustrations compliment the colorfulness of the story very well. Overall, this is an interesting read and I would recommend it be read in classrooms.