By French, VivianIllustrated by Howard, PaulCover design or artwork by Bonifacini, Frederico
Find out all there is to know about chocolate in this mouth-watering book full of fascinating facts - and some shocking truths! Everyone loves chocolate! But there's far more to it than we thought... Did you know that English pirates originally thought the Spanish imported sheep'...s droppings? Or that a chocolate drink was a perfect way to poison your enemy? Describing the historical progress of the miraculous bean - from the Aztecs to Nestle - with a mixture of facts, speculation, personal recollections and recipes, Vivian French and illustrator Paul Howard take us on a wide-ranging journey that gives us chocolate in all its glory.Read more
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Vivian French is a highly acclaimed children's author who has written more than 250 books during the course of her career, including Caterpillar, Butterfly, The Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and Yucky Worms. Her recent work includes the critically acclaimed picture book The Most Wonderful Thing in the World and her two previous books with Marta Kissi, The Adventures of Alfie Onion and The Cherry Pie Princess. Vivian teaches on the illustration course at Edinburgh School of Art, and helped to found the mentoring scheme Picture Hooks for aspiring young illustrators. In 2016 Viv was awarded the MBE for literature, literacy, illustration and the arts. She lives in Edinburgh. Follow Viv on Twitter under the handle @fivekingdoms, or visit her at her website: www.vivianfrench.com. Paul Howard is an illustrator whose books include The Bravest Ever Bear (9780744578645) by Allan Ahlberg, winner of a Blue Peter Book Award, Full, Full, Full of Love (9781844287826) by Trish Cooke and Grandma's Bears (9781844285617) by Gina Wilson. He lives in Belfast.
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