Lawn Boy

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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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This story is about the entrepreneurship and he is given a mower for his 12th birthday. He creates a business around his mower. Coming of age for boys 4-7 Read full review

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

A short book - less than 2 hours - this one had us laughing aloud. Told in the first person, the narrator receives a used riding lawn mower for his birthday at the beginning of the summer. What starts ... Read full review

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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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