The Delicious Story of Candy

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780887767524
Branch Call Number: 641.853 LOV
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Davila, Claudia
Drake, Jane 1954-


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RenGrrl Jun 24, 2011

Great fun! An award winner!

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