Cocoa Ice

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Orchard Books, 1997 - Chocolate - 56 pages
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On the island of Santo Domingo, the sun bakes the earth until it is hot and steamy like a roasted plantain. In Maine, cold can have so hard a grip that rivers freeze thick and clear, and ice is a crop that families depend upon for their livelihoods. Back in distant days of high-rigged schooners, what could children from two such very different places ever have in common? The deliciously satisfying answer, presented here with cut-paper pictures of a tropical island of always-summer and a New England village of very long winters, is given in the voices of two girls -- linked together by a sailor, a gift for imagining life in faraway places, and a taste for iced chocolate.

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User Review  - jaelynculliford - LibraryThing

From judging the cover, I thought this book was going to be about the differences of hot weather places and then the cold. But, it turned out to be much more than that. I loved this book and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This book about the early chocolate trade between Maine and Santo Domingo is a lot of fun. It's told from the perspective of two children whose families are involved in different ends of the trade ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Diana Appelbaum lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.

David Elliott is the author of several books for young readers, including the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling picture book AND HERE'S TO YOU! He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.
Holly Meade has illustrated many picture books, including the Caldecott Honor-winning HUSH! A THAI LULLABY and its follow-up, PEEK! A THAI HIDE-AND-SEEK, both by Minfong Ho. This is the first time she has used woodcuts for a picture book. She lives in Sedgwick, Maine.

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