By Gary Paulsen
Wendy Lamb Books, 2007. 88 pgs. Young Adult
On his 12th birthday Lawn Boy is given a lawn mower by his grandmother. He is a bit surprised at this gift, but figures that maybe he can earn a few bucks to buy an inner tube for his bike. It turns out that the lawn service that used to take care of his neighborhood is no longer in business and he’s hit the jackpot. Lawn Boy not only makes enough to buy an inner tube, but learns about investing from his stockbroker neighbor when he continues to make more money than he knows what to do with.
This short book packs a hilarious punch. I read it in a matter of hours and was certainly entertained.