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The Chocolate Touch

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ISBN13: 9780688161330
ISBN10: 0688161332
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Publisher Comments:

John midas loves chocolate. He loves it so much that he'll eat it any hour of any day. He doesn't care if he ruins his appetite. He thinks chocolate is better than any other food! But one day, after wandering into a candy store and buying a piece of their best chocolate, John finds out that there might just be such a thing as too much chocolate....

Review:

"An entertaining and humorous tale of a boy who gets much too much of a good thing." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

In a laugh-out-loud hilarious twist on the legend of King Midas, a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate. Can you ever have too much of your favorite food? John Midas is about to find out….

First published in 1952, The Chocolate Touch was an instant classic—and has remained a timeless favorite with kids, teachers, and parents.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Synopsis:

In this witty take on the legend of King Midas, John is about to learn that there is, indeed, such a thing as too much chocolate. Illustrations.

About the Author

Born in London, Patrick Skene Catling was educated there and at Oberlin College in the United States. As a Royal Canadian Air Force navigator and as a journalist, he has traveled extensively. His present home is in the Republic of Ireland.

The original appearance of The Chocolate Touch in 1952 stirred much reviewer enthusiasm. The New York Herald Tribune remarked, "it has already proved a hilarious success with children," and The Saturday Review said, "it is told with an engaging humor that boys and girls will instantly discover and approve."

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Christina Pollock, March 21, 2007 (view all comments by Christina Pollock)
The Choclate Touch is this baby-boomer's all time favorite. I've read it many times and I still have my very own copy. Rest assured that my grandchildren (when I have them) will have their very own copies, too.

When I was about 8 years old I got into a fight with a little boy in the library over this book. Guess who won?
(Hint: It wasn't him!)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780688161330
Author:
Patrick Skene Catling and Margot Apple
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Apple, Margot
Author:
Apple, Margot
Author:
by Patrick S. Catling and Margot Apple
Author:
Apple, Margo
Author:
Catling, Patrick Skene
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Chocolate
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20060523
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.625 x 5.125 in 3.14 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 128 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780688161330 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An entertaining and humorous tale of a boy who gets much too much of a good thing."
"Synopsis" by , In a laugh-out-loud hilarious twist on the legend of King Midas, a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate. Can you ever have too much of your favorite food? John Midas is about to find out….

First published in 1952, The Chocolate Touch was an instant classic—and has remained a timeless favorite with kids, teachers, and parents.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

"Synopsis" by , In this witty take on the legend of King Midas, John is about to learn that there is, indeed, such a thing as too much chocolate. Illustrations.
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