Between the Dragon and the Eagle

From the Series Adventures in Time

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

The author takes readers on a fascinating journey back to A.D. 100, where a bolt of sky blue silk is carried by successive caravans from China to Rome along the ancient Silk Road. The narrators include a brave, young caravan leader from China; a merchant and his preteen son from Turkmenistan; a gifted camel guide from the Middle East; a family of women from Egypt; and citizens in Rome.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.9
Reading Counts! Points 8.0
BISACS JUV044000, JUV016020
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Lexile 670
Guided Reading Level W
Features Maps and Reviewed

Author: Mical Schneider



“. . . told in a simple fashion that makes the history understandable and will give children an idea of the scope of the ancient world and the many different cultures it contained. Any school that studies the Silk Road will want to have this on hand.”

Kirkus Reviews

“The backbone of this engaging and informative first novel . . . is the journey, 2000 years ago, of a single bolt of blue silk from China to Rome. . . this is history brought to joyful life.”
Pointer, Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“. . . there are interesting episodes along the journey, good period background, and an interesting plot.”
School Library Journal