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Name that children's picture book - a tailor traveled the world.

After reading a recommendation here for the utterly delightful Ms. Rumphius, I started thinking about kids books about travel that I used to enjoy. When I was a kid I loved a picture book about a kingdom where everyone had to wear black all the time because the prince or princess had died and the kingdom was in mourning, and an apprentice tailor traveled the world by boat and learned about clothing in different cultures and eventually came home and made beautiful colorful clothing for everyone in the kingdom and the sadness over the kingdom was lifted. I have searched and searched and can't remember anything more about it. Can anyone remember? It was a lovely book and I would like to share it with my daughter.
posted by n'muakolo on Mar 30, 2014 - 0 answers

 

Russian travel prep

I'm traveling to Moscow (and likely St. Petersburg as well)! Tell me all your best resources, materials, and hacks! [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Dec 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Armchair Travels

Next year, I'll be travelling to the Netherlands and (briefly) Belgium, then later a trip to Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm. Are there any films or novels I should check out to get a feel for the places before I get there? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Dec 18, 2011 - 22 answers

Longer, place-oriented fruitcake books. Panforte?

Looking for fruitcake books strongly rooted in a sense of place. [more inside]
posted by rebekah on Apr 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Hooray for free stopovers.

LiteraratureFilter: this summer, my travels will take me to Copenhagen, Oslo, and Reykjavík. Please recommend fiction (either historical or contemporary) that is set in these cities and conveys the local atmosphere well. [more inside]
posted by halogen on May 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Time travel to New Amsterdam - for kids!

Going bonkers trying to remember the title of a favorite children's book that I read growing up in the late 1960s. The story takes place in NYC and the main characters are 2 children, a boy and a girl. The children stand in the first car of a subway train and as the train moves faster and faster through a Bowery tunnel, the children travel back in time to NY when it was New Amsterdam. They meet Peter Stuyvesant and other characters in Manhattan when it was a Dutch colony. Sound familiar to anyone?
posted by suzeQ on Sep 20, 2009 - 1 answer

Shipwrecked!

Is there any way of determining what percentage of ships arrived safely at their destinations - or did not - during a given period in history? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Jul 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Books about Peru & Bolivia?

Books about Peru & Bolivia? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on May 18, 2009 - 10 answers

Roll Call: Who's come unstuck in time?

Help with my homework filter!! I want to compile a list of time travelers from literature, television and cinema. I am looking for a couple specific attributes. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Mar 9, 2009 - 35 answers

The perfect week-long read...

Help me find just the right book for a week spent rebuilding the Appalachian trail... [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Feb 21, 2009 - 13 answers

A tale of two cities?

Bookfilter: I'm chasing books, stories, novels that prominently feature either Tokyo or Vancouver as settings. Please no Lonely Planet / Pilot Guides... [more inside]
posted by lych on Mar 23, 2008 - 20 answers

Need Books/Movies for Kids Going to Rome

I'm looking for recommendations for books, movies and even music that might be relevant for a group of middle school (7th & 8th grade, ages 12-14) kids who are going to Rome over spring break. [more inside]
posted by bjennings on Feb 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Great books about China?

Please recommend books about China and the Chinese. [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Jan 13, 2008 - 28 answers

Looking for a kid's book that has sailing and cooking

Bookfilter: looking for a book I read as a kid involving a sick kid and sailing. The wrinkle? I read it in German, so I don't even know if this book exists in English. Obviously, there's [more inside]
posted by yggdrasil on Jan 4, 2008 - 1 answer

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