Chocolate Fever

Chocolate Fever

Illustrator: Gioia Fiammenghi

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142405956
  • 96 Pages
  • Puffin Books
  • 8-12 years


Henry Green is a boy who loves chocolate. He likes it bitter, sweet, dark, light, and daily; for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; in cakes, candy bars, milk, and every other form you can possibly imagine. Henry probably loves chocolate more than any boy in the history of the world. One day-it starts off like any other day-Henry finds that strange things are happening to him. First he makes medical history with the only case of Chocolate Fever ever. Then he finds himself caught up in a wild and hilarious chase, climaxed by a very unusual hijacking!
Chocolate Fever

Chocolate Fever

Robert Kimmel Smith, Illustrator: Gioia Fiammenghi


"It’s all quite preposterous and lots of laughs, and so are the cartoon illustrations."–Publishers Weekly.


author fun facts

Born: July 31

Education: Brooklyn College and U.S. Army Intelligence School

Residence: Brooklyn, New York

Previous jobs: Gas station jockey, traveling salesman, advertising writer for 15 years

Pets: Used to have cats, but not currently.

Favorite hobbies: Cooking, baking and eating. My current love is Italian food and fruit tarts for my wife.

Favorite foods: I LOVE chocolate and bittersweet chocolate desserts. I’ll eat most things when I’m not dieting.

Favorite clothes to wear: Easy things. . . jeans, sweaters, chinos. I have a few dress-up slacks and jackets and a few suits I never wear.

Favorite colors: Blue is my favorite color, especially shirts

Favorite books: Good stories, from thrillers to family dramas. And children’s books by friends.
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