Glass Blower

From the Set 21st Century Skills Library

This book provides a peek into the career of a glass blower. It covers the history behind the career, the process for making blown glass, and what experience is needed to become a master of the craft. Aligned with curriculum standards, this book also highlight key 21st Century content including global awareness, business literacy, and learning and innovation skills. Hands-on activities encourage creative and design thinking. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 666/.122
Lexile 970L
ATOS Reading Level 5.8
Guided Reading Level V
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534187207), Paperback (9781534188600), PDF (9781534190009), ePub (9781534195844), Hosted ebook (9781534191402), Kindle (9781534194304)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

Booklist - Glass Blower

Most people are mesmerized whenever they watch a glassblower at work. This straightforward guide from the Makers and Artisans series (8 titles) offers a brief history of glassmaking and reviews the skills, materials, and tools necessary for blowing, shaping, and manipulating molten
glass. Full-color photos of male and female artisans help demonstrate glassblowing processes, and readers are warned about the delicacy and precision required to create successful results. Readers also learn that it’s so difficult to even try glassblowing, they’ll need expert guidance at
first; then they’ll need an apprenticeship; and then need to keep practicing and improving their skills, should they choose glassblowing as a career. Photos of glass artwork, profiles of famous glass artists, activities, and recommended resources round out this specialized offering.

Author: Josh Gregory

Josh Gregory is the author of more than 200 books for kids. He has written about everything from animals to technology to history. A graduate of the University of Missouri–Columbia, he currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Blown Away
  • Not Just Another Day at the Office
  • Shaping a Career
  • The Greats of Glass Blowing
  • Craft Activity
  • Find Out More
  • Glossary
  • Index
Activities for further learning
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Full-color photographs