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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.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-4–One summer morning, a family of silk traders leaves Xi'an to begin their yearlong journey on the Silk Road in China. As the seasons change, they travel and trade their silk for various products along the route. They pass through an ever-changing landscape–huge sand dunes surrounding the oasis at Dunhuang, the vineyards and grape-drying huts of Turpan, and the high mountains near Kashgar where they sell their silk at the famous Sunday market and prepare to return home. Told in pleasant, well-crafted verse with a chorus of two sentences at the bottom of each spread, the story is engaging and generally informative. The short descriptions of places visited are accurate, both in the story and in the appended information about the Silk Road and the making of silk. However, life in a caravan is romanticized, especially in the illustrations, and no dates are given for what is clearly a historical tale. In addition, no sources or bibliography are included. The illustrations are bright and colorful, depicting a world much more beautiful than it is in reality. The artist used watercolor, graphite, and collage, often with marbled or decorative papers of vivid hues, which lend a brilliant richness to the pictures. Despite its drawbacks, this book is an excellent way to introduce the trade route. For older readers, John S. Major's The Silk Route: 7,000 Miles of History (HarperCollins, 1996) provides a more comprehensive introduction.–Barbara Scotto, Michael Driscoll School, Brookline, MA
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