CHOCOLATE: FROM MAYAN TO MODERN by Eula Long
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CHOCOLATE: FROM MAYAN TO MODERN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An original and thoroughly absorbing account of the history of chocolate from its legendary discovery and development in Mexico to its use and production today. Each chapter contains an imaginary incident concerning the children who might have been concerned with the development of chocolate -- the young Zenzontle who discovered the mysterious tree into which the terrible jaguar seemed to disappear after the intervention of the God of the Air; Ataloa, the young girl who discovered how to raise the precious tree; a young slave boy in the fabulous kitchen of the great emperor Moctezuma who invented a whisk to stir the lumps out of the chocolate drink; a girl in Holland who experimented with a chocolate confection and hand cream from the oil; and children of the Ashantis in whose lands many cacao trees would be grown -- an imaginative group of adventure stories. And lots of information about chocolate!

Publisher: Aladdin