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
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.