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How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (But True) Stories of Common Vegetables is a delightful romp into the history of the vegetables gracing our common tables from noted expert and author Rebecca Rupp.
Rebecca Rupp has written more than a dozen books for children and adults, including Weather! and How Carrots Won the Trojan War. She holds a PhD in cell biology and biochemistry and has written hundreds of articles for magazines, including Country Journal, Early American Life, Mother Earth News, Natural History, and Utne Reader. She lives in Vermont.
I loved this book! Combining history and vegetables into vegetable history was brilliant. I didn't dislike anything about it and was further inspired to research more on food... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by CatChick
a very interesting book. I have even shared it with my 15 year old grandson! he is also enjoying it.Published 7 days ago by drjoybug
Boring. Never made it 1/2 way through, and I'm an avid reader. It appears that the writer includes far too much, most of it boring (even for vegetables), and doesn't stress the... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Justin
Great book. U will look at vegetables in a whole different way. And it's interesting to read about what ancient philosopher thought of a watermelon back in the day.Published 15 days ago by Lyns the cook
Horrible, awful, stupid, boring, uncreative, time-wasting, unbearable (but true).Published 27 days ago by GZP
Stories of many of the vegetables and why we love them. Or hate them. Each chapter starts off with a background of said vegetable, with some history of the interaction with... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Michael Valdivielso
This book is truly wonderful. It is a fun, interesting read with so many cool facts about vegetables (okay, there's fruits in there, too). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sarah
This book was very well researched and quite entertaining. It was my daily lunch read (which was even more fun when I was eating the same kind of vegetable that I was reading... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Verity
I received this as a gift from my wish list, and am very pleased! It is fun info to share & relax with, interesting, humorous, and sometimes actually useful for garden and meal... Read morePublished 10 months ago by xikum