Walker, an architect who built his own wobbly shelter at nine and now teaches Woodstock grade-schoolers to do it more...

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HOUSEBUILDING FOR CHILDREN

Walker, an architect who built his own wobbly shelter at nine and now teaches Woodstock grade-schoolers to do it more professionally, offers thorough, straightforward directions for building six simple houses --from an Early American post and beam structure to a ""junkyard"" shelter and a tree house. Easy-to-follow step-by-step sketches are integrated with the instructions, and with each plan come several personable photos of Walker's seven-to-ten-year-old students in various stages of construction. Walker is well attuned to beginners' needs (he devotes an illustrated page to using a tape measure) and though most young crews will want an adult in the wings at both the reading and the building stages, they really will be able to do it themselves.

Pub Date: July 28, 1977

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Overlook-dist. by Viking

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1977