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The Chocolate touch
Patrick Skene Catling ; pictures by Margot Apple.
New York : Morrow, 1979, c1952.
126 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.


When John Midas acquires a magical gift, everything his lips touch turns into chocolate.

Awards, Honors, Prizes:

Voice of Youth Award, 2004-2005 First Place United States

State and Provincial Reading Lists:

Voice of Youth Award, 2004-2005 ; Nominee; 3rd and 4th Grade; Illinois

Reading Measurement Programs:

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 3-5
Reading Level 4
Title Point Value 4
Lexile Measure 770


Mary Jane (BookHive (
Imagine what it would be like if everything your lips touched turned into chocolate. Your toothpaste would be chocolate paste. Your eggs would have chocolate yokes. And broccoli would be absolutely delicious. Life would be perfect, or would it? In this funny story inspired by the King Midas legend, John Midas discovers that he has the chocolate touch. At first he is delighted. He has all of the chocolate his greedy heart desires. However, he soon learns that there are some things that are more important than chocolate, like a simple glass of water, a good friend and his own mother. Category: Beg. Chapter Books; Fantasy; Humor. Grade Level: Primary (K-3rd grade). 1979, Morrow Junior Books. Ages 5 to 9.


Chocolate Fiction.
Schools Fiction.
Humorous stories.
LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng) PZ7.C2696 Ch 1979
78031100 [Fic]
0688321879 (lib. bdg.)
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