The Story of Silk: From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves

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Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Richard Sobol
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9780763641658
Pages: 37

Not only is silk one of the world’s most luxurious fabrics, it is also one of the strongest natural textiles. This story tells about a photographer’s journey to Thailand to learn more about how silk is made. He learns that silk comes from silkworms. As he immerses himself into the process of making silk, he learns the legend of how silk was invented, witnesses how the silkworms are cared for, and even joins in a lesson of silk weaving.

The Story of Silk: From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves is an informative story that is sure to amaze readers. From the perspective of first-person narrative, the discoveries of this author are phenomenal. The reader is transported to Thailand through the details in both the photos and the text. This book is appropriate for primary-aged children. The pages are filled with a lot of text and some words may be challenging for younger children. A glossary and additional silk facts are included at the end of the book.