The Story Behind Chocolate

The Story Behind Chocolate

by Sean Price
     
 

What is the 'food of the gods'? How did Aztecs make their chocolate foamy? When were chocolate chip cookies invented? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things, explore the secrets of True Stories. True Stories reveals the surprising truth about a range of subjects. Discover everything you could wish to know, and some things you'll wish you didn't, about a

Overview

What is the 'food of the gods'? How did Aztecs make their chocolate foamy? When were chocolate chip cookies invented? To uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things, explore the secrets of True Stories. True Stories reveals the surprising truth about a range of subjects. Discover everything you could wish to know, and some things you'll wish you didn't, about a huge range of topics!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—These books live up to their promise to "uncover the hidden facts behind everyday things." Price explains how chocolate was discovered and became popular, its ingredients, the chocolate-making process, and how companies like Hershey and Cadbury became successful. Bread covers the history of the staple and its importance, the harvesting of grains, and the equipment used to bring it "From Fields to Tables." Readers will learn, for example, that bagels were originally created in the shape of a stirrup to honor the King of Poland. Toilets covers the history of the convenience and of indoor plumbing and sewer systems, waste treatment, and the use of "toilet-to-tap" systems (which should elicit plenty of "yucks"). The well-organized texts are informative and clearly written, and the numerous color photographs and drawings are eye-catching and complement the narratives well. These titles provide a lot of information in a friendly format that is great for reluctant readers. First choices for report writing.—Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432923471
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
True Stories Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Sean Stewart Price has written more than 50 books for children and teenagers, and his biography "Front Page Lives: Benazir Bhutto" garnered a starred review from Booklist. He has edited nine books for teachers and contributed to numerous text books and reference works. A former managing editor of "Junior Scholastic" magazine in New York, Price has written articles for publications such as "National Geographic Kids" and "The New York Times Upfront". He lives with his family in Alabama.

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