Lawn Boy

Lawn Boy

Yes, our friend of the great outdoors has written some more of his great books of humor.
In this one, we meet our 12-year-old friend who needs money to buy an inner tube for his bike. When his grandmother, wacko that she is, delivers a riding lawnmower to him, he finds himself slowly building a lawn care business. It's great - his humor zings in and out with the grandmother connections or lack there of, and then spirals through the wonderful world of high finance, possible illegal immigrants, and peaks in the fabulous world of heavyweight boxing and some "toughs" who want to muscle in on his territory. It's a short book - great for anyone who wants a zany, entertaining read.

96 pages 978-0553494655 Ages 9-13

Keywords: humor, entrepreneur, fun, business, summer, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old

Recommended by: Barb Langridge,

************** 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 publisher

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