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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

Publication Year

2009

ISBN

9780374354817

Pages

102 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

930L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Family member death; Kinship care; Mental illness; death of a sister; grief; grandparent raising grandchildren; depression; depressed mother

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

grandmother

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; public school; friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

The Naming of Tishkin Silk


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