We're Riding on a Caravan: An Adventure on the Silk Road by Laurie Krebs

We're Riding on a Caravan

An Adventure on the Silk Road

Join the caravan for an exciting yearlong trek along China's ancient Silk Road. Following the rhyming, treasure-filled story are informational end notes about the history of the Silk Road, the story of silk, important cities of China, and a full-spread map. 
Ages 4 to 10 years
Written By: Laurie Krebs
Illustrated By: Helen Cann

 Amazon Reader Review:

"In "We're Riding on a Caravan", readers are introduced to the Silk Road, an important trading route that connected Asia and Europe centuries ago. It tells the readers about the caravan journey of a family as they make this yearlong trip over the Chinese leg of the trip. We see how they began in Xi'an, stopped in the cities in Lanzhou and Dunhuang, rested in Hami, traded in Turpan, and finally arrived in Kashgar where they sell their remaining silk at the market before setting out on the return journey home. The trip is then presented on an illustrated map in the end notes, giving readers a better idea of the distances between the stops on the journey.

In addition to the map, the traditional story of how silk was discovered is recounted in the endnotes. It also devotes a couple pages to the history of the Silk Road, which should be useful to readers who might not have been introduced to the subject in school yet. For readers who are uncertain about pronunciation of the Chinese names, the end notes offer a pronunciation guide as well as a paragraph or so of information about each location..."

A very educational paperback book for $7.99
The paper in the book is ancient - forest friendly.

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~ LadyD
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