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Where did Milton Hershey build his giant chocolate factory? In the middle of a cornfield! The town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, was built surrounding the factory so that its workers had a place to live and raise their families. To help the U.S. Army, he created a special chocolate bar that didn't melt. If soldiers ate three Field Ration D bars a day, they'd have all the nutrition they needed to survive. He made chocolate in 114 shapes, including fans, lobsters, and bicycles. He earned $60 million selling Hershey's ...
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Where did Milton Hershey build his giant chocolate factory? In the middle of a cornfield! The town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, was built surrounding the factory so that its workers had a place to live and raise their families. To help the U.S. Army, he created a special chocolate bar that didn't melt. If soldiers ate three Field Ration D bars a day, they'd have all the nutrition they needed to survive. He made chocolate in 114 shapes, including fans, lobsters, and bicycles. He earned $60 million selling Hershey's chocolate -- and then gave his whole fortune to a school!

A biography of the successful chocolate maker who built a town around his factory with unique housing for his workers and a school for disadvantaged students.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760739112
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 7/15/2003
  • Series: History Maker Bios Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
1. Candy Maker 6
2. Try, Try Again 13
3. Sweet Success 20
4. A Factory in a Cornfield 26
5. Kitty's Idea 36
Timeline 44
The Milton Hershey School 45
Further Reading 46
Websites 46
Select Bibliography 47
Index 48
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    Excellent Book

    I think that 'Milton Hershey' was an excellent book. What I liked about it is that it gave a lot of information about his early life. Usually when I read a biography it skips ahead right to when the man or woman became famous. I also liked it because it contained a timeline with all of the important information and it has websites in the back of where you can find some more information. It also provided interesting facts on some pages. For Example. . . who knew that Milton Hershey had tickets to get on the Titanic!? Its a good thing he changed his plans or we might not have the chocolate! It was never boring either. It had hand drawn pictures that really captured your attention. One thing I wish it did was explain some of the other products he made. All in all this was probably the best choice for a book on Hershey. I highly recommend it to all readers!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2006

    The Best Hershey Book There Is!!!

    This is the best Milton Hershey Book I have ever read! It was so helpful and so full of information, I decided to do my biography on him because of it. It isn't one of those boring biographies either. What kind of biography on the world's famous chocolate maker would be?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2007

    What do you know now about Milton Hershey?

    I really liked the information of this book. If you have not read the book some of the cool information to me was: that Milton was a worker for Royer's Ice Cream and Candy shop and he then figured out how to make the caramel for his buisness that he would later start in 1876. He made a buisness for caramel making in 1876 in the event that he knew there would be a big crowd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, because of the United States of America's one-hundredth birthday but he lost more money then he made, because of the cost of the sugar. Milton then started another caramel company in Lancaster-- his hometown-- but this time it was a big success because of the use of freshly milked milk, a traveler from England had tasted the caramel and loved it so much he placed a huge order! After this a man bought the caramel company for a milolion dollars in 1900! He finally founded the Hershey Chocolate Company and built a city around the factory. Lastly, Milton had tickets to the Titanic? Good thing plans changed because the ship sinked on its first trip. This is only a small fraction of the information in this book so if you would like to know more about the amazing chocolate man read this book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2006

    Candy Genius

    This book is great for class biographies. There are little captions that include fun facts. I loved this book so much I did a biography with it on Milton Hershey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2003

    Milton Hershey, Chocolate King, Inventor

    An outstanding biography for elementary-aged students. Contains key information on a fascinating man. Includes an historical timeline of his life and suggests websites to visit as well as related books/topics to read. This book is the perfect way to interest students in the study of famous people in history.

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