Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Cut-paper pictures of a tropical island of always-summer and a New England village of very long winters accompany the voices of two girls--linked together by a sailor, a gift for imagining life in faraway places, and a taste for iced chocolate. The best tales of long ago tell us much about our own time. This picture book of intertwined lives in the 19th century proves the point beautifully. Full color.
From Kirkus Reviews: In the late 19th century, American schooners brought ice, refined sugar, and other goods to Santo Domingo to exchange for cocoa and coffee beans, and out of that Appelbaum spins a fine story of two children who love chocolate ices. In the tropical summer of the island, a girl helps her parents collect, harvest, and prepare cocoa beans, which require a lot of coaxing before the transcendent chocolate flavor is released. She goes with her father when the cocoa is traded to a Yankee mariner; he shares a bag scented with balsam needles, as well as the picture of his niece. The niece, in Maine's hard winter, describes how ice is prepared, cut, and made to keep through the warmer months, and then carried to and traded in Santo Domingo. The strong, flat colors of cut paper and gouache make marvelous images of both endless summer and the seemingly endless winter, and the shared fondness for cocoa ice (as well as a seashell and the balsam bag) enable the girls to reach across their different worlds to connect. A tasty treat. (Picture book. 5-10) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. This is a hard cover book. The cover has visible markings and wear. The pages have normal wear. We ship Monday-Saturday and respond to inquries within 24 hours. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3O6C9D004CCK
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Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books (NY), 1997. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0531330400
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97805313304015.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97805313304014.0
Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books (NY), 1997. Buchzustand: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94438734
Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books (NY), 1997. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020531330400
Buchbeschreibung Orchard Books (NY), 1997. Library Binding. Buchzustand: New. 1. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0531330400