Jaimee Pease


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, China, Legend, Silk Road

Document Type

Book Review


There are many splendors to behold in the ancient kingdom of China, but none are as precious as the memories of a childhood. In Red Butterfly: How a Princess Smuggled the Secret of Silk Out of China, a young princess yearns to hold on to hers as she prepares to leave her ancestral home to marry the king of faraway Khotan. In the summer before her departure, the young princess stops and bids farewell to all the wondrous beauty around her, fearful that her new home will be a dry, desolate place. When she finally steps into her ceremonial sedan chair, her confidence grows for, along with her memories, she carries one of the most quintessential parts of China with her.