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The Silk Princess (Picture Book) by Charles…

The Silk Princess (Picture Book)

by Charles Santore

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I love this story, the adventurous little girl, and the lovely illustrations.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
I like this book because of the plot. I like that the author took a traditional Chinese folktale of how silk was made and put it into a book. I like that he progresses the story from the Silk Princess having a curiosity, she goes on a journey, and ends up creating a silk fabric. I also appreciate that the story started out slow and picks up towards the end which kept me interested in reading more. The one thing that I did not like about about this book is that while the illustrations were perfect, the text that was written on them was of small print and was hard to read. The big idea in this book is to explain the process of how China found out about silk and began using it in making clothing. ( )
  nsnide1 | Mar 5, 2015 |
Princess His-Ling Chi, unravels a thread that takes her on an adventure outside of the palace. She encounters many obstacles including a dragon who breaks her thread. How will she find her way back? Okay read, but tedious with the size print and font. ( )
  rhigginbotham | Nov 24, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375836640, Hardcover)

Princess Hsi-Ling Chi has heard tales of a sleeping dragon and ancient gods residing in the Holy Mountains beyond her father’s palace. But when she emerges from the gates for the first time, she is not afraid. She has with her a magical thread unraveled from a tiny cocoon that dropped into the Empress’s teacup, and she knows it will lead her back to the palace garden. But she is very far from home when she notices that the thread has broken, and that she is lost. How will she find her way back? And will the secret of silk be lost forever?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:08 -0400)

After a cocoon falls into her tea cup and unravels to form a long, delicate thread, Hsi-Ling Chi, a princess in ancient China, meets a mysterious man who reveals how to transform the cocoons into silk.

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