The Information Book Award Winner of the 2009/2010 Red Cedar Book Awards is…
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.
Congratulations to Ann Love, Jane Drake, and Claudia Dávila! To prove that they know what they’re doing, look who’s been nominated for next year’s award!
2010-2011 Red Cedar Information Book Nominees:
Alien Invaders: Species that threaten our world
Written by Jane Drake and Ann Love
Illustrated by Mark Thurman
2010-2011 Red Cedar Fiction Nominees:
Written by Cyndi Sand-Eveland