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Joshua Mendes misses his best friend Isaac, who has moved to Boston. Find out what happens when he and his Papa make a surprise visit in this yummy tale of friendship and freedom.
The Hanukkah holiday is about to begin, and Joshua Mendes misses his best friend Isaac, who has moved to Boston. Joshua’s father is a merchant importing chocolate beans to the American Colonies, showing café owners how to make hot chocolate now that the tea tax has made tea too expensive to drink. When Joshua hears that his father is travelling to Boston, he insists on going along. Together, they help Isaac’s family open a chocolate house, while the people of Boston demonstrate against British tea taxation.
This story of friendship and a love of chocolate is set against the backdrop of the American fight for independence and Hanukkah’s message of freedom, revealing a surprise connection between the two.