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Story of Salt

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ISBN-10: 0147511666

ISBN-13: 9780147511669

Edition: 2015

Authors: Mark Kurlansky, S. D. Schindler

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"[T]his salutary…micro-history will have young readers lifting their shakers in tribute."—Kirkus Reviews, *starred review*"A lively and well-researched title, with exemplary art."—School Library Journal, *starred review*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…    
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 8/7/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 48
Size: 10.70" wide x 9.10" long x 0.16" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Mark Kurlansky is the author of The Basque History of the World, the New York Times bestseller Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (among the New York Public Library's Best Books of the Year in 1998), as well as A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry; A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny, and several acclaimed works of short fiction and journalism about the Caribbean. He spent seven years as the Caribbean correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He lives in New York City.

S. D. Schindler is the popular illustrator of many bestselling picture books, including How Santa Got His Job, Big Pumpkin, the Math Start title Betcha!, and the 2005 Newbery Honor Book Whittington.