- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (Dec 26 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0375836640
- ISBN-13: 978-0375836640
- Product Dimensions: 27 x 0.9 x 24.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 399 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,404,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Silk Princess Hardcover – Dec 26 2007
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About the Author
Award winner Charles Santore has taken an ancient Chinese legend and
spun it into an original tale with an adventurous little main character for
kids to identify with. His stunning paintings capture all the magic and
majesty of China five thousand years ago. Charles Santore has received numerous awards. His A Stowaway on Noah’s Ark was an Original Art 2000 Gold Medalist from the Society of Illustrators. His illustrations are part of the permanent collections of the Brandywine River Museum, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the Museum of Modern Art. He makes his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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I am very particular about my picture book acquisitions, but this one stood out -- and quickly made its way to my art book collection. Not only is it exquisitely illustrated and beautifully designed, but the tale is well told and kept my three year old daughter entertained right up to its conclusion.
Based on an ancient Chinese legend, the story takes the reader on a journey with the spirited princess Hsi-Ling Chi. The princess sees a cocoon drop into a cup of tea and ties the ensuing silken strand around her waist. There the string gradually unravels as she bravely travels to the Holy Mountains and almost runs into a giant spider. She is in fear of losing her way when an encounter with a magnificent dragon results in the breaking of her string. Her adventure takes her to an old man who helps her unlock the secrets of silk. In the end, her father is delighted with his daughter's discovery and declares that all royal garments be made of silk. From then on, Hsi-Ling Chi is known as "the Silk Princess."
Every elegant full page spread is a delight that perfectly sets the visual tone for this beautifully told tale.
If you enjoy this book, I'd like to also suggest The Weaving of a Dream by Marilee Heyer.