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eBook The Silk Princess ePub

by Charles Santore

  • ISBN: 0375936645
  • Category: Geography and Cultures
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Charles Santore
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (December 26, 2007)
  • ePub book: 1261 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1731 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 430

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The Silk Princess, by Charles Santore. Charles Santore’s award-winning illustrations have appeared in museums, special exhibits, and libraries across the country and around the world.

The Silk Princess, by Charles Santore. 1st ed. p. cm. Summary: After a cocoon falls into her teacup and unravels to form a long, delicate thread, Hsi-Ling Chi, a princess in ancient China, meets a mysterious man who reveals how to transform the cocoons into silk. eISBN: 978-0-375-98298-9. In 2000, he garnered the Society of Illustrators Original Art Gold Medal for A Stowaway on Noah’s Ark.

Charles Santore's (b. Philadelphia, 1935) work as an illustrator is celebrated and diverse

Charles Santore's (b. Philadelphia, 1935) work as an illustrator is celebrated and diverse. Since 1986, Santore has added children's book illustration to his broad body of work, including the following classics: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Other Cherished Stories, Aesop's Fables, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, Snow White, The Fox and the Rooster, Paul Revere's Ride; the Landlord's Tale, The Camel's Lament, The Life and Adventures of Santa.

Charles Santore has received numerous awards. My daughters love this book. Every time we went to the library they wanted me to take out, "The Silk Princess". Decided to get our own copy

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. Decided to get our own copy. Beautifully illustrated and wonderful story.

Charles Joseph Santore (May 16, 1935 – August 11, 2019) was an American illustrator best known for his children's books

Charles Joseph Santore (May 16, 1935 – August 11, 2019) was an American illustrator best known for his children's books. His work is on display permanently at the Brandywine River Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. He won the Hamilton King award from the New York Society of Illustrators in 1972. His book William the Curious was honored in the 1998 Storytelling World 'Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners' category. His most popular works include his celebrity portraits for TV Guide

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Charles Santore’s work is included in the permanent collections of The Brandywine Museum and The Museum of Modern Art. Among his influences are . Wyeth and Howard Pyle. Santore has won many awards–he was awarded the Hamilton King Award fro. ore about Charles Santore. Category: Children’s Picture Books.

Santore reworks an ancient Chinese legend about the discovery of silk into a sumptuously illustrated tale featuring an Emperor's daughter, a dragon (can't have a Chinese story without a dragon, after all) and an old, probably divine.

Santore reworks an ancient Chinese legend about the discovery of silk into a sumptuously illustrated tale featuring an Emperor's daughter, a dragon (can't have a Chinese story without a dragon, after all) and an old, probably divine weaver who plays an important role until suddenly disappearing, along with the lustrous fabric he's been creating. Santore reworks an ancient Chinese legend about the discovery of silk into a sumptuously illustrated tale featuring an Emperor’s daughter, a dragon (can’t have a Chinese story without a dragon, after all) and an old, probably divine weaver who plays an important role until suddenly disappearing, along with the lustrous fabric he’s been creating.

The Silk Princess book. Charles Santore is an American illustrator best known for his children's books

The Silk Princess book. Charles Santore is an American illustrator best known for his children's books. He won the Hamilton King award from the New York Society of Illustrators. His book William the Curious won the 1998 Storytelling World Honor from Storytelling magazine. Books by Charles Santore. Mor. rivia About The Silk Princess.

Princess Hsi-Ling Chi has heard tales of a sleeping dragon and ancient gods residing in the Holy Mountains beyond her father's palace. But when she emerges from the gates for the first time, she is not afraid. She has with her a magical thread unraveled from a tiny cocoon that dropped into the Empress's teacup, and she knows it will lead her back to the palace garden. But she is very far from home when she notices that the thread has broken, and that she is lost.

Princess Hsi-Ling Chi has heard tales of a sleeping dragon and ancient gods residing in the Holy Mountains beyond her father’s palace. But when she emerges from the gates for the first time, she is not afraid. She has with her a magical thread unraveled from a tiny cocoon that dropped into the Empress’s teacup, and she knows it will lead her back to the palace garden. But she is very far from home when she notices that the thread has broken, and that she is lost. How will she find her way back? And will the secret of silk be lost forever?From the Hardcover edition.

Comments

Zut Zut
Beautiful pictures and interesting tale.
Efmprof Efmprof
great inspiration
Miromice Miromice
As an ABC (that is, American-Born Chinese) person, this book is based on the legend of the discovery of silk in China. I and my parent loved the pictures, but didn't like the way the text changed from black to white lettering, making it a little difficult to read. Also, the people in the illustrations looked more Korean than Chinese. It also seemed unrealistic that one cocoon would have that much thread in it, or that a mother would let her child go that far from home by herself, or a thread could trip a huge dragon.
Kamuro Kamuro
This is one of the most stunning children's books I've seen in quite a while!

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.
Highly recommended!

If you enjoy this book, I'd like to also suggest The Weaving of a Dream by Marilee Heyer.
Voodoolkree Voodoolkree
Charles Santore did a fantastic job in both the narrative retelling of this classic Chinese tale and its stunning illustrations. This is a work of historical fiction since no one knows for sure who first discovered how to make silk and has become a work of Chinese Mythology; the stories vary slightly in each version. The authors note in the afterword portion is also extremely informative.
Grarana Grarana
My daughters love this book. Every time we went to the library they wanted me to take out, "The Silk Princess". Decided to get our own copy. Beautifully illustrated and wonderful story. Charles Santore is an amazing artist.