It’s the only rock we eat and “It has fascinated people and preoccupied economies since before recorded history.”
The curious behavior of a small pink (salt) stone belonging to the author launches children into this lively retelling of the epic saga of salt. From ancient Chinese salt dynasties to Gandhi’s Salt March to the Arabian Sea, this amazing resource touches upon every fascinating aspect of sodium chloride.
Its chemical composition, role in human health, and geology are also presented, in an appealing, conversational style. Historically accurate illustrations, maps, and charts provide compelling visual context as the story unfolds. The book concludes with a comprehensive two-page timeline and further resources. Paperback, 48 pages. Ages 8 and up; read aloud to younger children.