9781499802382

Fairy Floss: The Sweet Story of Cotton Candy

By Ann Ingalls, Illustrated by Migy Blanco

$17.99 US / $23.99 CAN

Step right up and see how sugar is spun into delicious “fairy floss” in this history of cotton candy at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair!

The 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, was an exhibition like none other. It had huge buildings for displaying all sorts of inventions and machines, exhibits from all around the world, and vendors selling new foods, including something called Fairy Floss, which we now call cotton candy.

In this book, a young girl named Lily and her Aunt Mae are told all about Fairy Floss by John Wharton, one of the inventors. Lily can’t wait to go to the Fair and see how it’s made. While there, she even makes a batch for herself!

Readers will get a glimpse of the excitement and innovation of the Fair through the descriptive text and the detailed illustrations in this beautiful historical fiction picture book.

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Book Details

ISBN9781499802382
Page Count40
FormatHardcover
SubformatPicture Book
Trim size11" x 8.5"
Age range4-8
Publication dateMay 30, 2017
Publication seasonSummer 2017
RightsWorld

Author/Illustrator Bio

  • Ann Ingalls is from Cleveland, Ohio, and has worked as a teacher, in factories manufacturing cars, selling shoes and greeting cards, and making doughnuts and ice cream before taking up writing. When she’s not writing, she likes to read, play cards, go for long walks, ride her bike, and travel. She now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, and has three lovely children with her husband, Winston. Find out more about Ann at anningallswrites.com.
  • Migy Blanco was born in Salford, England. He went to university in London, and then spent ten years working in advertising and editorial illustration. After moving to Buenos Aires he was surrounded by the vibrancy and color of South America and developed a bold, magical, and eye-catching art style. Migy recently moved back to the United Kingdom, and for the first time in his life, he is living outside of a mega-city, enjoying nature and exploring new inspirations. Learn more about Migy at migy.com.

Product Description

Step right up and see how sugar is spun into delicious “fairy floss” in this history of cotton candy at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair!

The 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri, was an exhibition like none other. It had huge buildings for displaying all sorts of inventions and machines, exhibits from all around the world, and vendors selling new foods, including something called Fairy Floss, which we now call cotton candy.

In this book, a young girl named Lily and her Aunt Mae are told all about Fairy Floss by John Wharton, one of the inventors. Lily can’t wait to go to the Fair and see how it’s made. While there, she even makes a batch for herself!

Readers will get a glimpse of the excitement and innovation of the Fair through the descriptive text and the detailed illustrations in this beautiful historical fiction picture book.

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