The Story of Silk: From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves (Hardcover)

From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves

By Richard Sobol, Richard Sobol (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763641658, 36pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2012



What does worm spit have to do with the world's most luxurious fabric? Travel to Thailand for a close-up look at wrigglers, weavers, and wearers of silk.
Join author and photographer Richard Sobol as he picks up his camera once more and travels to a small village in Thailand for an in-depth exploration of the story of silk and the labor-intensive process of making it. From nurturing the silkworms to weaving the fabric and photographing the children as they proudly model the finished product, this first-person narrative, illustrated with richly detailed photographs, chronicles the amazing process of creating one of history's most desired textiles.

About the Author

Richard Sobol, an author and award-winning photographer, is the creator of the Traveling Photographer series of children s books. When not traveling, he is home in Massachusetts with his family.

"Though my fashion choices usually center around denim, I was intrigued by the process of silk-making. I was fascinated when I learned that some of the world s most expensive clothing comes from a worm!" " Richard Sobol ""

Praise For The Story of Silk: From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves

Readers will be surprised and entranced by the origins of this ubiquitous fabric.
—Publishers Weekly