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

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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Explore the world of stunning silk, delicious spices and exotic trade locations in this rhyming tale about a Chinese family's journey along the Silk Road, the trade route that runs thousands of miles through Asia.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Barefoot Books (first published 2005)
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Alice
4.25 Stars This book is going on my recommendation shelf. I really didn't find anything I didn't like about it. I like the pictures, I like the story, I like the history explanation in the back, I like the folklore explaining how silk and the silk trade was started! What is best is is the repetition of "We're riding on a caravan, a bump humpy caravan, We're riding on a caravan to place far away"` and it is written humpy and bumpy... Lovely pictures! Like a lot!
Nicole Cingiser
We're Riding on a Caravan chronicles a family's year-long journey along the Silk Road to deliver items to a bazaar at Kashgar. This is a part of a series of books by Laurie Krebs that highlight places and cultures around the world, and also introduce concepts such as counting, the days of the week and parts of speech. Written in catchy rhyme, the story introduces children to the different places and landscapes along the route with vibrant illustrations. In notes at the end of the book, Krebs als ...more
Dawn
May 16, 2011 Dawn rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All with Primary aged children
The rhyme that runs throughout the story was funny (Daisee's comment).

Good information on the history of the silk road and of silk.

Useful as part of a study of China, silk or exploration. I would have given it 4*.
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