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Children's Nonfiction Asia

The Biography of Silk

by (author) Carrie Gleason

Publisher
Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Oct 2006
Category
Asia, General, Exploration & Discovery
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780778725237
    Publish Date
    Oct 2006
    List Price
    $10.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780778724872
    Publish Date
    Oct 2006
    List Price
    $25.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 5

Description

The Biography of Silk follows the path of the Silk Road to tell the story of this luxury material. From its origins in China through to its production in major medieval cities, silk has for centuries been highly valued and considered among the most important of trade goods. Vibrant photographs and text also describe how silk is made organically by silkworms as well as manufactured by humans.

About the author

Carrie Gleason est auteure et éditrice. Elle a écrit quatre des livres de la collection Le Canada vu de près soient Ressources naturelles, Colombie-Britannique, Nouvelle-Écosse et Nunavut. Carrie habite Toronto, en Ontario.

 

Carrie Gleason is a writer and editor living in Toronto. She has written three previous books in the Canada Close Up (Le Canada vu de près) series: British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Nunavut (Colombie-Britannique, Nouvelle-Écosse et Nunavut).

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Librarian Reviews

The Biography of Silk (How Did That Get Here?)

From its origin in China to its production in major medieval cities, silk is among the most important of trade goods. Vibrant photos and text describe how silk is made organically by silkworms and manufactured by humans. Contains photos, illustrations, sidebars, glossary and index.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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