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Sweet!

The Delicious Story of Candy

by (author) Ann Love & Jane Drake

illustrated by Claudia Dávila

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Apr 2009
Category
General, Diet & Nutrition, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887769627
    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
    List Price
    $14.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7

Description

Through time and across continents, stories of sweets and their inventors intrigue and entertain us. Learn about primal sweets — from honey, sweet milk, and nuts to sugar candy, chocolate, and “sweet” stories of success.

Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy takes us through history from 4,000 B.C., when islanders in Papua New Guinea cut sugarcane for its sap, and 2,600 B.C., when the first-known beekeepers produced honey to embalm the dead, to 500 A.D., when the Chinese made pear and plum syrups from unripe fruit, and all the way through to the world’s first chocoholics and modern-day candy factories.

From cravings to the scoop on ice cream, Ann Love and Jane Drake present a comprehensive and irresistible story of candy through the ages, complemented by a detailed timeline and playful illustrations from artist Claudia Dávila.

About the authors

Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works always have an environmental flavor. Ann lives in the Toronto area.

Ann Love's profile page

Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.

Jane Drake's profile page

 

CLAUDIA DÁVILA a été directrice artistique des magazines Chirp et ChickaDEE, en plus d’être l’auteure-illustratrice de la série de bandes dessinées primées The Future According to Luz et de l’album Super Red Riding Hood. Elle a également illustré l’ouvrage percutant et multi récompensé Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War de Michel Chikwanine et Jessica Dee Humphreys, ainsi que Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book de Marthe Jocelyn et Richard Scrimger. Claudia est née à Santiago, au Chili, et vit maintenant à Toronto avec sa famille.

 

Claudia Dávila is the former art director of Chirp and chickaDEE magazines, and is the author-illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel series The Future According to Luz and the picture book Super Red Riding Hood. Claudia illustrated the powerful and multi-award-winning book Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War by Michel Chikwanine and Jessica Dee Humphreys, Viminy Crowe's Comic Book by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger and The Canadian Kids Guide to Outdoor Fun by Helaine Becker. Claudia was born in Santiago, Chile, and lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

Claudia Dávila's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“…the results are delightful. In fact, reading their new book is a little like dipping into a grab bag from the candy store: the experience is fun, varied, and relatively cheap, considering the pleasure it gives. The difference is that you can take in the whole book at a single sitting and feel the better for it. Underneath its whimsical exterior — the humorous cartoon illustrations, the fun bits of trivia — there’s a centre of solid research. The writing is clear and engaging…. This thoughtfully constructed book is a treat to read.”
Starred review
Quill & Quire
Praise for Trash Action: A Fresh Look at Garbage:

“One of the very best things about this very good book is that it doesn’t preach; it will encourage and empower readers of all ages.…”
Globe and Mail

“If you have a young eco-warrior living in your house — or you want to help create one — this is the book.”
Today’s Parent-Toronto

Praise for Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales:

“A super-sized snow celebration … includes plenty of delightfully odd facts.…”
Kirkus Reviews
“… the Drake-Love duo delivers the goods on snow and its place in North American lives, past and present … [an] engrossing book.”
Globe and Mail

Praise for Cool Woods: A Trip Around the World’s Boreal Forest:

“… totally right on.…”
Globe and Mail

“… informative and beautiful…. [Y]oung readers will be inspired to find out more.”
Quill & Quire

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