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Children's LiteratureJoin the three Binkerton kids as they once again journey to the eccentric travel agent who sends them off to Ancient China with a book to lead them through their adventurous and dangerous travels. Written in comic book style, we follow the two older children as they try to rescue their younger sister who has been taken away by a rich government official. As the children try to reach their sister, they travel by boat and camel through villages and walled cities learning about how silk and paper were invented by the ancient people of China. Along with the comic style narrative, there are book pages that explain the historical facts of everything the children are witnessing and include such topics as Ancient Chinese food, homes, medicine and farming. Overall, it is a very funny and informative text that is easy to follow and will keep kids engaged. It is part of the "Good Times Travel Agency" series. 2003, Kids Can Press, Ages 8 to 12.
— Melissa A. Caudill