Books by Diana Appelbaum

COCOA ICE by Diana Appelbaum
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A tasty treat. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In the late 19th century, American schooners brought ice, refined sugar, and other goods to Santo Domingo to exchange for cocoa and coffee beans, and out of that Appelbaum spins a fine story of two children who love chocolate ices. Read full book review >
GIANTS IN THE LAND by Diana Appelbaum
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"The medium is poetically felicitous; the result is an outstandingly handsome and interesting book. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7+)"
After the many paeans to rainforests, a different kind of tribute to trees—to the towering specimens that grew only in the primeval New England forests and were felled to make masts for British warships—``forty inches wide at the base, one hundred and twenty feet tall, and absolutely straight'' (a resource the British lacked once the Revolution began). Read full book review >