Hardback The chocolate king / Michael Leventhal ; illustrated by Laura Catalán.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: Barnsley : Green Bean Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784386740 (hbk.) :
Benjamin's family arrive in France at the beginning of the 17th century, having escaped the Spanish Inquisition. They have nothing but the clothes on their backs and as many cocoa beans as they can carry. Back in Spain, Benjamin's grandfather Marco was El Rey de Chocolate, famed for his delicious hot chocolate drink, a recipe he claims he learned from an intrepid Spanish explorer. But now, if the family are to make a living, they must persuade the people of France to fall in love with Marco's strange mud-coloured concoction.
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40 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm