The Story Behind Bread

The Story Behind Bread

by Elizabeth Raum
     
 

Why does a bagel have a hole in the middle? When did people eat bread made of straw, clay, and tree bark? Who used to be paid in bread? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things, explore the secrets of True Stories. True Stories reveals the surprising truth about a range of subjects. Discover everything you could wish to know, and some things you’ll

Overview

Why does a bagel have a hole in the middle? When did people eat bread made of straw, clay, and tree bark? Who used to be paid in bread? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things, explore the secrets of True Stories. True Stories reveals the surprising truth about a range of subjects. Discover everything you could wish to know, and some things you’ll wish you didn’t, about a huge range of topics!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—These books live up to their promise to "uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things." Price explains how chocolate was discovered and became popular, its ingredients, the chocolate-making process, and how companies like Hershey and Cadbury became successful. Bread covers the history of the staple and its importance, the harvesting of grains, and the equipment used to bring it "From Fields to Tables." Readers will learn, for example, that bagels were originally created in the shape of a stirrup to honor the King of Poland. Toilets covers the history of the convenience and of indoor plumbing and sewer systems, waste treatment, and the use of "toilet-to-tap" systems (which should elicit plenty of "yucks"). The well-organized texts are informative and clearly written, and the numerous color photographs and drawings are eye-catching and complement the narratives well. These titles provide a lot of information in a friendly format that is great for reluctant readers. First choices for report writing.—Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432923464
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
True Stories Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.

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