Blue Jeans Before the Store

Before the Store
  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Explains how cotton is grown and harvested to make fabric; discusses how blue jeans fabric is made at a mill and how the fabric is sewn together to make jeans at a factory; and how blue jeans become available to consumers.

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978-1-62323-157-6
$38.95
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-01-01
BISACS JNF061010, JNF051120
Dewey 687
Graphics Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.7
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 149557
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Phonetics, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources


Just Kidding: On writing for children and other life stuff
  • On the Cotton Farm
  • At a Textile Mill
  • At a Blue Jeans Factory
  • Into Your Closet
  • Blue Jeans Map
  • Glossary
  • Books and Web Sites
  • Index 3
Author: Jody Jensen Shaffer

Jody Jensen Shaffer is the author of 24 books of fiction and nonfiction for children. She also publishes poetry, stories, and articles in children's magazines. When she's not writing, Shaffer copy edits for children's publishers. She works from her home in Missouri. Visit Shaffer at http://jodyjensenshaffer.blogspot.com.

Illustrator: Dan McGeehan

Dan McGeehan has been a freelance illustrator for fifteen years. During that time his art has appeared on many magazines, in many children's books, and under a lot of scrutiny all around the world. He currently lives in Oklahoma with his wife, their two daughters, and everybody's two cats.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of Before the Store from Booklist on April 1, 2012

The Before the Store series seeks to prove that something as unremarkable as a comfortable pair of blue jeans can have a very complex provenance. Using a combination of full-color photographs, illustrations, and simple text, this volume explains the origins of basic denim pants, from… View →