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The Delicious Story of Candy

Written by Ann LoveAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ann Love and Jane DrakeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jane Drake
Illustrated by Claudia DavilaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Claudia Davila

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Synopsis

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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.


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Jane Drake and Ann Love are sisters and coauthors who have shared a life-long interest in the environment and the wild: “As kids, our parents led our family vacations into wild places — we spent more time looking for shorebirds in sewage lagoons than most Canadians would ever admit to.” Their writing for children has always had a natural history/environmental-action focus. They are interested in making children more observant of the natural world. Together they are the authors of many award-winning books, including their most recent, Cool Woods: A Trip Around the World’s Boreal Forest, Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales, Trash Action: A Fresh Look at Garbage, and Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy. They have been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Red Cedar Award, the Norma Fleck Award for Nonfiction, the Hackmatack Award, and the Silver Birch Award. Ann Love is one of the founding members of Pollution Probe. Both are married, have three children, and live in the Toronto area.

About Jane Drake

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Photo © David Love

Jane Drake and Ann Love are sisters and coauthors who have shared a life-long interest in the environment and the wild: “As kids, our parents led our family vacations into wild places — we spent more time looking for shorebirds in sewage lagoons than most Canadians would ever admit to.” Their writing for children has always had a natural history/environmental-action focus. They are interested in making children more observant of the natural world. Together they are the authors of many award-winning books, including their most recent, Cool Woods: A Trip Around the World’s Boreal Forest, Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales, Trash Action: A Fresh Look at Garbage, and Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy. They have been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Red Cedar Award, the Norma Fleck Award for Nonfiction, the Hackmatack Award, and the Silver Birch Award. Ann Love is one of the founding members of Pollution Probe. Both are married, have three children, and live in the Toronto area.

About Claudia Davila

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Claudia Dávila is a yoga-happy, food-loving, storm-cooking designer and illustrator (born in Chile) with a love for recipe-swapping. She was an avocado tree in her past life, feeding the perfect substance to all with love and a dash of salt.
Praise

Praise

“…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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