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The Milliner

The Milliner

by Niki Walker, Bobbie Kalman

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Children's Literature
What do Milan, Italy and world trade patterns have in common with clothing and fashion in Colonial North America? What was the most popular fashion trend in the 18th century? These questions and more are explored in this fascinating visit to a milliners shop. The Milliner goes beyond pictures of seamstresses and bolts of fabric by delving into social issues of the time period. The Milliner exposes one of the few trades that women were allowed to be a part of. The relationship between fashion and politics and its ability to reach across international boundaries is explained in an easily understandable way. As part of the "Colonial People" series, the theme continues with a mix of colorful drawings and real life situational photos. The layout is sprinkled with interesting tidbits of information and questions making this a book that will be a hit with students and teachers alike. 2002, Crabtree Publishing,
— Paulette Jackson <%ISBN%>0778707458
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-In each of these well-organized titles, two-page sections discuss a range of topics. Blacksmith covers the items around the home and farm made at a smithy, and the tools of the trade. Milliner discusses the shop, its stock, and Colonial fashion while Woodworker details the many different types of tradespersons this field covers, e.g., woodsmen, cabinetmakers, coopers, wainwrights, shipwrights, and housewrights. With plentiful, clearly labeled illustrations, these titles will appeal to young readers. Full-color photographs of contemporary reenactment scenes at Colonial Williamsburg, VA, and Old Salem, NC, provide realistic images of individuals at work. These accessible books will be valuable for curriculum units.-Deborah Rothaug, Pasadena Elementary School, Plainview, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Crabtree Publishing Company
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Colonial People Series
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Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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