The Story of Silk: From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves (Hardcover)

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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.

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.

About the Author


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.
"Though my fashion choices usually center around denim, I was intrigued by the process of silk-making. I was fascinated when I learned that some of the world’s most expensive clothing comes from a worm!" — Richard Sobol

Praise for The Story of Silk: From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves…


Readers will be surprised and entranced by the origins of this ubiquitous fabric.
—Publishers Weekly

Product Details ISBN-10: 0763641650
ISBN-13: 9780763641658
Published: Candlewick, 09/25/2012
Pages: 40
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 11
Minimum Grade Level: 3rd Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 6th Grade


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