֍ The Chocolate Tree: A Mayan Folktale, Linda Lowery and Richard Keep, Janice Lee Porter Illustrator (2009). 48 pp. [ages 7+, reading 2-5th grades] [Mayan Legends and Folk Tales]
The perfect book for anyone (of any age) that loves chocolate, Guatemala and/or Mayan stories. From the cover: "EVER WONDER WHERE CHOCOLATE CAME FROM? We have the Mayan king Kukulkan to thank...But there is a just one problem, Kukulkan's borther, Night Jaguar, doesn't want regular people to have chocolate..." A good Mayan folk tale that flows well with its colorful illustrations.