Four dollars and fifty cents

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Holiday House, Aug 4, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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To avoid paying the Widow Macrae the four dollars and fifty cents he owes her, deadbeat cowboy Shorty Long plays dead and almost gets buried alive.

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Review: Four Dollars and Fifty Cents

User Review  - Jordan Santoro - Goodreads

"Four Dollars And Fifty Cents" by Eric A. Kimmel is a humorous children's book about lying and the importance of paying off your debt. The cover, title page, and end pages are all white and fairly ... Read full review

Review: Four Dollars and Fifty Cents

User Review  - Vanessa Arredondo - Goodreads

This book has a lot of humor in it. It also teaches a lesson a about owing money. Even though there is more text than illustrations, they are both important because they compliment each other. The ... Read full review

About the author (1990)

Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois. He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award. Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.

Rounds, who was born in 1906 in a sod house near Wall, South Dakota, and moved to Montana one year later in a covered wagon. He wrote dozens of tall tales and realistic books about rural America, especially North Carolina, where he lived, and Montana, where he was brought up. Rounds first book, Ol' Paul, the Mighty Logger, was published in 1936 by Holiday. He won the AAUW Award in 1983 for Wild Appaloosa. The AAUW Award was created in 1953 to honor North Carolinan children's authors.Rounds died in Pinehurst, NC, September 27, 2002, after a long illness. He was 96.

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