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Lawn Boy Reviewed by Children's Books for Parents on February 27.

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. … Continue reading

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.

Lawn Boy

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Lawn Boy

By: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Level: 10-11

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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  • jacob

    The Lawn Boy is a great book about how a 12 year old boy, who mows a few lawns for the summer, and turns into a multi-millionaire. With the help of a stockbroker named Arnold, the Lawn Boy builds a huge lawn mowing business. He gets workers and even sponsors a pro boxer. I would recommend this 188 page book for students from ages of 9 to 14. I give this hilarious book, two thumbs up. So if you’re between the ages of 9 and 14, or even a little older or younger, you should get this book.

  • angelina

    the lawn boy is a great book about a 12 years old boy who mows alot of lawns and makes a tons of money. i really enjoyed reading this book and i recamend this book to third, fourth, and fifth graders. an i really hope you enjoy it too.you should really read ths book.

  • Mary

    Lawn Boy was a great book to read…it encourges kids to believe that they can do anything they set thier minds to! And thats just the kind of encourgement kids need!