We're Riding on a Caravan (Travel the World)

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Explore the world of stunning silk, delicious spices and exotic trade locations in this rhyming tale about a Chinese family s journey along the Silk Road, the trade route that runs thousands of miles through Asia.

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Laurie Krebs draws inspiration for her books from her adventures around the world. A former teacher from Connecticut, USA, who has four children and five grandchildren, Laurie seeks to expose all children to a variety of different cultures and environments through her writing. She is also the author of We're Sailing to Galapagos and We All Went on Safari. Helen Cann has worked as an illustrator since graduating from the School of Art, University of Wales in 1992. Her other titles with Barefoot include The Family Quartet, The Lady of Ten Thousand Names: Goddess Stories from Many Cultures and A Forest of Stories, which was published in paperback in Spring 2005.

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"Lilting verse and multipatterned illustrations follow one family's arduous, yet fascinating yearlong, 2,000-mile caravan trip over China's Silk Road...Cann's full-bleed watercolors capture the changing landscapes and architecture styles along the journey...The variety of fabric patterns, pots and baskets emphasize the mingling of numerous cultures in Kashgar, while details such as leaves that resemble peacock feathers add a touch of whimsy. Krebs's verse...brims with telling details." --Publishers Weekly

"Lilting verse and multipatterned illustrations follow one family's arduous, yet fascinating yearlong, 2,000-mile caravan trip over China's Silk Road...Cann's full-bleed watercolors capture the changing landscapes and architecture styles along the journey...The variety of fabric patterns, pots and baskets emphasize the mingling of numerous cultures in Kashgar, while details such as leaves that resemble peacock feathers add a touch of whimsy. Krebs's verse...brims with telling details." --Publishers Weekly

"The family's thrilling arrival at a bazaar vibrant with silks and tapestries (collaged from gorgeous decorative papers) will fuel kids' enthusiasm for learning more...Teachers will welcome a concluding map, an endnote on Chinese silk in legend and history, and travel guide-like briefs on each of the featured cities." --Booklist

"The short descriptions of places are accurate, both in the story and in the appended information about the Silk Road and the making of silk. This book is an excellent way to introduce the trade route." --School Library Journal

"The short descriptions of places are accurate, both in the story and in the appended information about the Silk Road and the making of silk. This book is an excellent way to introduce the trade route." --School Library Journal

"The short descriptions of places are accurate, both in the story and in the appended information about the Silk Road and the making of silk. This book is an excellent way to introduce the trade route." --School Library Journal

"Lilting verse and multipatterned illustrations follow one family's arduous, yet fascinating yearlong, 2,000-mile caravan trip over China's Silk Road...Cann's full-bleed watercolors capture the changing landscapes and architecture styles along the journey...The variety of fabric patterns, pots and baskets emphasize the mingling of numerous cultures in Kashgar, while details such as leaves that resemble peacock feathers add a touch of whimsy. Krebs's verse...brims with telling details." --Publishers Weekly

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