The Biography of Wool

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Children's Literature
Written on a sixth-grade level, this is an excellent choice for early middle school children who are doing reports. The text is interesting, and the pictures are colorful and plentiful. The illustrations are varied, with some being photographs, some realistic drawings and some graphic representations. The book is clearly organized, giving historical details as well as modern-day information. It is interesting to learn that the term “Luddites” came from a group of weavers in England who destroyed mechanical looms because they feared they would lose their livelihood. The text includes a table of contents, a glossary and an index. No information is given on sources the author used to determine the facts given, but the information does appear to be authentic. Interspersed throughout are interesting bits of information on wool, sheep and the making of wool products. This is part of a series of non-fiction books based on “biographies” of inanimate objects, published by Crabtree Publishing Company, a company that specializes in nonfiction. Reviewer: Wendy M. Smith-D’Arezzo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778725329
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: How Did That Get Here? Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Warm and Woolly     4
What is Wool?     6
Wool Lands     8
Raising Sheep     10
From Sheep to Sweater     14
Wool in Ancient Times     18
Medieval Wool     20
Settlers and Sheep     22
At Work in Wool Mills     24
Uses of Wool     28
The Future of Wool     30
Glossary and Index     32
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