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The Naming of Tishkin Silk

Title

The Naming of Tishkin Silk

Authors

Glenda Millard

Illustrator

Patric Barton

Publisher

Farrar Straus Giroux

Pages

102 pages

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780374354817

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family member death; Kinship care; death of a sister; grandparent raising grandchildren

Annotation

The first book in the Kingdom of Silk series. Griffin has a secret in his heart that nobody else knows - until he meets Layla., a princess with a daisy-chain crown.

Grade Level

K-3, 3-5

Family Formation

multi-generational

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2010; Cochecho Readers' Award, 2010-2011, Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Children's Book of the Year Award, 2004, Honour Book, Younger Reader; UKLA Children's Book Award, 2014, Short List, Ages (7-11); Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2009, Honor Book, Language Arts K-6 Novels

Keywords

dog; crow; princes and princesses; sadness; Zeus; sisters; family

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

The Naming of Tishkin Silk

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