The Day the Children Discovered Chocolate: An Adventure about curious twins, the wisdom of the Great Spirit, jungle gifts, and the power of love . . . but mostly about chocolate.

The Day the Children Discovered Chocolate: An Adventure about curious twins, the wisdom of the Great Spirit, jungle gifts, and the power of love . . . but mostly about chocolate.

by Benneville Strohecker

Hardcover

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Overview

Set in the jungles of Central America thousands of years ago, this whimsical tale of discovery follows Zeuma and Zema, brother and sister Olmec twins who set out in search of the Tree of Love. Along the way, they encounter a host of indigenous animals who share with them their wisdom about the Great Spirit, the life force that upholds and sustains the natural world.

“Those whose hearts are open to the mystery and wonder all around us will find wisdom within these pages.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937650889
Publisher: Small Batch Books
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 1,099,356
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Author and illustrator Benneville Strohecker once owned a chocolate factory, which he started in his kitchen. His goal: to make the best chocolate candy in the world, regardless of cost.
At the time, Ben was a marketing executive for Schrafft's, a large gift-chocolate company in Boston. When some of the world's best candy experts came to the factory, Ben would ask them the same question: "If you could eat only one more piece of candy before you died what would it be?"
Most had the same answer: "A handmade, chocolate-covered, almond butter crunch covered in dark, sweet chocolate." Ben agreed. And so, Harbor Sweets was born, along with its signature candy, the Sweet Sloop, an almond butter crunch coated with dark and white chocolate and shaped like a sailboat.
After selling his company and retiring in the late 1990s, Ben turned his attention to painting and writing. On April 19, 2016, at the age of eighty-eight, he passed away. Ben's first book, The Day the Ocean Changed to Chocolate, is available online and is also very sweet.

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