Grandma's Chocolate/El Chocolate de Abuelita by Mara Price illus by Lisa Fields
Sabrina's grandmother is visiting from Mexico. With the gifts inside her suitcase, Sabrina becomes a princess. Grandmother teaches Sabrina a few things about Mayan and Aztec princesses.
"Were there really Mayan princesses?" I asked. "Yes, Sabrina, there were both Mayan and Aztec princesses with black hair and dark eyes, like yours," she said. "Many years ago our ancestors had palaces and gold, and great plantations of cacao." "What is cacao?" I asked. "The cacao is a tree and its seeds give us the chocolate we enjoy today. The Olmacs and Mayas were the first to make chocolate."
This is a wonderful story. The longer I look at it, the more I see to love. Fields gorgeous illustrations add another level of beauty.
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