Lawn Boy (Google eBook)
One day I was 12 years old and broke. Then Grandma gave me Grandpa's old riding lawnmower. I set out to mow some lawns. More people wanted me to mow their lawns. And more and more. . . . One client was Arnold the stockbroker, who offered to teach me about "the beauty of capitalism. Supply and Demand. Diversify labor. Distribute the wealth." "Wealth?" I said. "It's groovy, man," said Arnold.
If I'd known what was coming, I might have climbed on my mower and putted all the way home to hide in my room. But the lawn business grew and grew. So did my profits, which Arnold invested in many things. And one of them was Joey Pow the prizefighter. That's when my 12th summer got really interesting.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Lawn Boy (Tales to Tickle the Funnybone #7)User Review - Susan - Goodreads
A 12-year-old boy received an old riding lawnmower from his grandma for his birthday. As he was trying it out, the neighbor asked him to mow his lawn—and then the next neighbor and pretty soon he had ... Read full review
Review: Lawn Boy (Tales to Tickle the Funnybone #7)User Review - Dominic Tiberio - Goodreads
This is a strange book. I wanted to love it but I walked away with a "just OK" because of a few issues I couldn't ignore. It is a very quick read and aside from it being written by Gary Paulsen (of ... Read full review