The Chocolate Touch and Chocolate Fever

by Patrick Skene Catling and Robert Kimmel Smith

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Chocolate Fever Book Information

Publication Date: 1972

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 680L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level 0

Interest Level: Grades 3-5

Major Awards: Newbery Honor and California Young Reader Medal

Number of Pages: 96 pages

Approximate Word Count: 29,280 words

Audible Book Length: 1 hr and 15 mins

Book Themes: Self-indulgence Behavior, Overindulgence in Chocolate

Genre: humorous fiction

Setting: Henry's house and school, the hospital, hiway, Alfred Cane's Warehouse

Important Quote: Henry Green was a boy who loved chocolate. He liked it bitter, sweet, dark, light, and daily; for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; in cakes, candy bars, milk, and every other form you could possibly imagine. Henry probably loved chocolate more than any boy in the history of the world.

First Line: There are some people who say that Henry Green wasn't really born, but was hatched, fully grown, from a chocolate bean.

Point of View: Author Gennifer Choldenko writes in first person point of view as if the book is a journal written by the main character, Moose Flanagan.

The Chocolate Touch Book Information

Publication Date: 1952

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 770L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level N

Interest Level: Grades 3-5

Major Awards: The Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Number of Pages: 128 pages

Approximate Word Count: 39,040 words

Audible Book Length: ----

Book Themes: Self-Indulgence Behavior, Overindulgence in Chocolate

Genre: humorous fiction

Setting: an unnamed town in the US

Important Quote: John Midas was candy mad.

First Line: Most of the time John Midas was a very nice boy.

Point of View: third-person

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