Chocolate
The Chocolate Touch and Chocolate Fever

by Patrick Skene Catling and Robert Kimmel Smith

Chocolate - The Chocolate Touch and Chocolate Fever

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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: 3rd person point of view omniscient - A narrator tells the story. Throughout the book the author uses italics to tell Henry’s thoughts. This doesn’t start until Chapter 6 page 45. “A fine mess you’re in now, he thought. You’ve run. . .

 

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Vocabulary List

alley
appeal
bargain
bitter
bluff
bound
canister
cargo
chortle
concentrate
corridor
coveralls
delicate
desolate
dispose
distribute
douse
drill
dumbfounded
earnest

fair
foil
fresh
glum
grief
grove
hijack
infirmary
irresistible
keen
lad
merely
mirth
miserable
pace
pantry
perch
phenomenon
predicament
prod
pursue

rafter
recount
relieve
revolting
revolver
ricochet
riot
route
ruffle
spectacles
startle
steady
stunt
swell
swished
twitch
unique
verge
vessel

Discussion Questions

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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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Vocabulary List

abruptly
absentmindedly
acidity
ambled
appetizing
avarice
basin
brigands
brimful
briskly
buff
chattering
content/contentedly
crockery
crossly
dashed
declined
desperately
devour
digestibility
dismay
dreadful
dully
edible
embarrassment
emphatically
enviously
evident
exhaustive
flustered
grave/gravely
hesitate
hooted
indigestion
indignant
jutting
laden
moderation
nibbled
nimbly
novelty
peered
persuade
pleasantries
practical
proprietor
protested
puzzled
reluctant/reluctantly
reproachfully
reprove
resist
restored
romping
rubbish
sacrifice
scorn
securely
sensation
sensible
signboard
sly/slyest
sneer
spacious
spectacles
sputtered
stern
suitable
surveyed
throng
tone
tonic
transform
treadle
triumph
unhealthiness
unprecedented
untidy
woefully