Sweet!

The Delicious Story of Candy

By Ann Love; Jane Drake; Claudia Davila (Illustrator)
(Tundra Books, Paperback, 9780887769627, 64pp.)

Publication Date: April 14, 2009

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Description

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.




About the Author
Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works always have an environmental flavor. Ann lives in the Toronto area.

Jane Drake and Ann Love are sisters and co-authors of many bestselling books for children, including Kids and Grandparents: An Activity Book and The Kids Summer Cottage Book. They live in southern Ontario.

Graphic designer and children's illustrator Claudia D?vila was born in Chile and now makes her home in Toronto. She was formerly the art director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines.


Praise For Sweet!

“…the results are delightful. In fact, reading their new book is a little like dipping into a grab bag from the candy store: the experience is fun, varied, and relatively cheap, considering the pleasure it gives. The difference is that you can take in the whole book at a single sitting and feel the better for it. Underneath its whimsical exterior — the humorous cartoon illustrations, the fun bits of trivia — there’s a centre of solid research. The writing is clear and engaging…. This thoughtfully constructed book is a treat to read.”
Starred review
Quill & Quire

Praise for Trash Action: A Fresh Look at Garbage
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“One of the very best things about this very good book is that it doesn’t preach; it will encourage and empower readers of all ages.…”
Globe and Mail

“If you have a young eco-warrior living in your house — or you want to help create one — this is the book.”
Today’s Parent-Toronto

Praise for Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales:

“A super-sized snow celebration … includes plenty of delightfully odd facts.…”
Kirkus Reviews

“… the Drake-Love duo delivers the goods on snow and its place in North American lives, past and present … [an] engrossing book.”
Globe and Mail

Praise for Cool Woods: A Trip Around the World’s Boreal Forest:

“… totally right on.…”
Globe and Mail

“… informative and beautiful…. [Y]oung readers will be inspired to find out more.”
Quill & Quire

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