The Chocolate Touch

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Harper Collins, May 23, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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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. . . .


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It was a good book and had a very surprising ending. - Goodreads
Cute and easy to read. - Goodreads
This story is fun and funny with nice illustrations. - Goodreads
Pridictable ending, and very dated material. - Goodreads
It was a page turner. - Goodreads
This is a funny parody of the King Midas story. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Steve Hemmeke - Goodreads

Quaint kids' story about the consequences of greed, and the need to think of others. Good for young readers just starting in chapter books. Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas W. - Goodreads

I thought that this was an awesome book! I read it in two days so it is a quick read for most people! Read full review

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About the author (2006)

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./p. pThe 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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