The Story of Silk

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The Story of Silk
Written by Richard Sobol
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763641650
ISBN-13: 9780763641658
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The Story of Silk
From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves

author/illustrator: Richard Sobol

series name:
Traveling Photographer

Join author and photographer Richard Sobol as he picks up his camera once more and travels to a small village in Thailand for an in-depth exploration of the story of silk and the labor-intensive process of making it. From nurturing the silkworms to weaving the fabric and photographing the children as they proudly model the finished product, this first-person narrative, illustrated with richly detailed photographs, chronicles the amazing process of creating one of history’s most desired textiles.
Back matter includes a glossary and further information.

What does worm spit have to do with the world’s most luxurious fabric? Travel to Thailand for a close-up look at wrigglers, weavers, and wearers of silk.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $20.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763641650 /  9780763641658
on sale date:
09/2012
type/format:
Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Hardback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 9 13/16" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
 
subjects:
Animals; People & Places; Science & Nature;
author’s comments:
Richard Sobol, an author and award-winning photographer, is the creator of the Traveling Photographer series of children's books. When not traveling, he is home in Massachusetts with his family.
 
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