Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Children's Book of the Week ; THE GREAT CHOCOPLOT by Chris Callaghan(Chicken House. Pounds 6.99)

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Children's Book of the Week ; THE GREAT CHOCOPLOT by Chris Callaghan(Chicken House. Pounds 6.99)

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WHEN young Jelly sees a report on a TV show that the end of chocolate is nigh - in six days, anyway - she panics.

She and her family are chocoholics and she lives in Chompton-on- de-Lyte, the country's chocolate factory centre - surely the chocopocalypse won't really happen? But when the great rock egg on Easter Egg Island starts to spew chocolate, which was predicted by the ancient tribes, panic ensues.

There is only one place where there is calm and that's at the town's most expensive chocolate shop, Chox, which is owned by the very weird Garibaldi Chocolati.

Jelly and her slightly bonkers scientist gran launch an investigation to see what's really happening and Jelly isn't surprised that the clues lead to Garibaldi's store.

Will what they uncover assure the future of chocolate? …

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