Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate

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Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., Sep 28, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
A long, long time ago, the Sun God spent his days enjoying a very special secret treat: rich, dark cacao. Unlike the Wind God, the Sun God did not want to share this heavenly food with the creatures of the Earth. One day, the Wind God transformed himself into the Rana Azul, or Blue Frog, and he taught the children of the Earth where to find the secret cacao beans through song. A recipe for hot chocolate and a sprinkling of Spanish words and phrases enhance this intricately illustrated foodie fable.

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A long time ago, Sun God spent his time enjoying a special secret treat. Wind God wants him to share his treat with the people but Sun God gets angry. Wind God transforms himself to help the people find the secret of the cacao beans. Read full review

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 Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, and recording artist. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, libraries, conferences, and special events. A self-confessed chocoholic, she is glad that Rana Azul told Earth’s people about cacao because she absolutely loves this delightful food of the gods. The author of Pelican’s The Cajun Cornbread Boy, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, Mama’s Bayou, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, There’s a Dragon in the Library, and The House That Witchy Built, de Las Casas lives with her family in the New Orleans area.

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