Lawn Boy (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 30, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
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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.


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Quick, funny, and pretty educational. - Goodreads
It is silly with a very zany ending! - Goodreads
Gary Paulsen is a well known and good writer. - Goodreads
nice introduction to economics- - Goodreads
Good imagery and a touch of low key humor. - Goodreads
The ending, was also very anticlimatic. - Goodreads

Review: Lawn Boy (Tales to Tickle the Funnybone #7)

User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

I have known of Gary Paulsen for a long time but only read Hatchet for the first time last year with a 4th grade book club that I am in at a local elementary school. LOVED Hatchet! It is a little ... Read full review

Review: Lawn Boy (Tales to Tickle the Funnybone #7)

User Review  - Terri - Goodreads

Great book...a little hard to get into, starts being funny 3/4 way through it. considering for summer book club Read full review

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Section 1
26
Section 2
35
Section 3
42
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About the author (2008)

Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, His most recent books are The Legend of Bass Reeves, Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day, The Time Hackers, and The Amazing Life of Birds. He lives in New Mexico and Alaska.


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