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Publisher Comments:

From the team that created the ALA Notable Book The Cod's Tale comes the fascinating history of salt, which has been the object of wars and revolutions and is vital for life.

Based on Mark Kurlansky's critically acclaimed bestseller Salt: A World History, this handsome picture book explores every aspect of salt: The many ways it's gathered from the earth and sea; how ancient emperors in China, Egypt, and Rome used it to keep their subjects happy; Why salt was key to the Age of Exploration; what salt meant to the American Revolution; And even how the search for salt eventually led to oil. Along the way, you'll meet a Celtic miner frozen in salt, learn how to make ketchup, and even experience salt's finest hour: Gandhi's famous Salt March.

Review:

"Mark Kurlansky adapts his bestselling book for adults, Salt: A World History, into an accessible picture-book text for young people, The Story of Salt, illus. by S.D. Schindler. A rock that Kurlansky discovered while in a mountain town in Spain sent him on a journey of research and wonder. Schindler's illustrations range from full-bleed spreads of salt mines to an impressive scaled-down version of the periodic table. Readers will come away with newfound respect for NaCl, which has prompted smuggling and wars, has preserved food, and has acted as a catalyst in myriad cultures including Gandhi's Salt March in 1930." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

From the team that created the ALA Notable Book The Cod's Tale comes the fascinating history of salt, which has been the object of wars and revolutions and is vital for life.

Based on Mark Kurlansky's critically acclaimed bestseller Salt: A World History, this handsome picture book explores every aspect of salt: The many ways it's gathered from the earth and sea; how ancient emperors in China, Egypt, and Rome used it to keep their subjects happy; Why salt was key to the Age of Exploration; what salt meant to the American Revolution; And even how the search for salt eventually led to oil. Along the way, you'll meet a Celtic miner frozen in salt, learn how to make ketchup, and even experience salt's finest hour: Gandhi's famous Salt March.

About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Food of a Younger Land, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World; Salt: A World History; 1968: The Year That Rocked the World; and The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell. He lives in New York City.

S. D. Schindler lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399239984
Author:
Kurlansky, Mark
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Illustrator:
Schindler, S. D.
Author:
Schindler, S. D.
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Cooking/Food
Subject:
Science & Nature - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Salt -- History.
Subject:
Salt
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Cooking by Kids
Subject:
Science & Technology - General
Subject:
history; world history; nonfiction; salt; science; culture;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 1 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 48 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399239984 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mark Kurlansky adapts his bestselling book for adults, Salt: A World History, into an accessible picture-book text for young people, The Story of Salt, illus. by S.D. Schindler. A rock that Kurlansky discovered while in a mountain town in Spain sent him on a journey of research and wonder. Schindler's illustrations range from full-bleed spreads of salt mines to an impressive scaled-down version of the periodic table. Readers will come away with newfound respect for NaCl, which has prompted smuggling and wars, has preserved food, and has acted as a catalyst in myriad cultures including Gandhi's Salt March in 1930." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
From the team that created the ALA Notable Book The Cod's Tale comes the fascinating history of salt, which has been the object of wars and revolutions and is vital for life.

Based on Mark Kurlansky's critically acclaimed bestseller Salt: A World History, this handsome picture book explores every aspect of salt: The many ways it's gathered from the earth and sea; how ancient emperors in China, Egypt, and Rome used it to keep their subjects happy; Why salt was key to the Age of Exploration; what salt meant to the American Revolution; And even how the search for salt eventually led to oil. Along the way, you'll meet a Celtic miner frozen in salt, learn how to make ketchup, and even experience salt's finest hour: Gandhi's famous Salt March.

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