Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest

Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest

by Robert Burleigh


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ISBN-13: 9780810957343
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,248,479
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

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Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
judychadwick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A book all about chocolate. It covers the history from the Mayans to now, the process to make the different forms of it, the plant it comes from and the social and environmental affects.
EmilyAnnSp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The informational book is all about chocolate and where it comes from. It is a very informative book in kid friendly form. The pictures are great for students who like to see where things come from and the history behind it.
jamiesque on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Chocolate: Riches from the Rainforest is, on the surface, a chronological history of chocolate. However, the book has a loftier aim than simply recounting the evolution of chocolate. Robert Burleigh asserts "Chocolate's story is linked with the highs and lows of the human condition during the past two millennia." This point is illustrated as Burleigh teathers complex historical and cultural events to a simple, common object, chocolate. From ancient, developed pre-Columbia cultures to slavery, and on through modern myths and ledgends to environmental degredation, chocolate is a focal point around which a thick social tapestry is woven. Although Burleigh employs wonderfully lively and exciting language, coloful photos and images of chocolate in its various incarnations, it is obvious that Chocolate is meant to conjure darker images and connect this impossible sweet treat with something a little more bitter.