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Stranger on the Silk Road: A Story of Ancient China
Stranger on the Silk Road: A Story of Ancient China
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Stranger on the Silk Road: A Story of Ancient China

Song Sun likes to talk but never listens. After talking too much to a stranger, Song Sun accidentally gives away the Chinese secret of silkmaking. Will Song Sun be able to save the secret?

GenreHistorical Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 2-4
Interest LevelGrades 2-4
Lexile Level460L
ATOS Level3.4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #122726
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 8"
Page Count64
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $21.32 School/Library Price
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School Library Journal - Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD

"Sassy, graphic-novel-style illustrations give these great little first chapter books extra appeal. Each one tells its story—that of an arrogant artist's apprentice (Painting), a fisherboy with low self-esteem (Dragon), the garrulous daughter of a wealthy" - School Library Journal

February 1, 2009

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - Susan Treadway, M.Ed

"The “Read-it! Chapter Books: Historical Tales” series relates fictional stories that include details about ancient Chinese culture. Grunderson writes in the voice of Song Sun in this first-person account about her difficult decision to redeem a grave mi" - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

January 1, 2009 - Lynette Eyb

"Jessica Gunderson has written a swathe of children’s titles for Picture Window Books, most of them set in the ancient worlds of India and China. They form Historical Tales, an innovative and intelligent series designed to introduce children (and their ima" -

August 11, 2009

Jessica Gunderson

Jessica Gunderson

Jessica Gunderson grew up in the small town of Washburn, North Dakota. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has written more than fifty books for young readers. Her book Ropes of Revolution won the 2008 Moonbeam Award for best graphic novel. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and cat.

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