Linda Lowery and Richard Keep / Illus. Janice Lee Porter
The Chocolate Tree is a Mayan folktale about how chocolate came to us on Earth. The story begins nearly 1,000 years ago in Mexico.
Do you ever wonder where chocolate came from? We have the Mayan king Kukulkán to thank. Kukulkán is more than a king - he is also a god. One day he brings his people an amazing gift: a chocolate tree! But there is just one problem. Kukulkán's brother, Night Jaguar, doesn't want noraml people to have chocolate. He thinks only gods should eat the tempting treat. Will Night Jaguar prevail? Or will the Mayans get to keep their chocolate tree?
The Chocolate Tree is a lovely story, written in English, that introduces children to Hispanic (Mayan / Mexican) culture. It is aimed at ages 6 - 9 years.
Paperback, 48pp, 150 x 215mm