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Lunch Money by Andrew Clements

Lunch Money (edition 2007)

by Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)

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Title:Lunch Money
Authors:Andrew Clements
Other authors:Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
Info:Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2007), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 222 pages
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Tags:novel, 3-6, friendship, math, money

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Lunch Money by Andrew Clements



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Greg is a student who has always been interested in earning money. From an early age, Greg did chores around the house to earn money and also did odd jobs for neighbors. When Greg is in middle school, he begins to sell toys at school. His toy business gets shut down pretty quickly, but Greg is not discouraged. He begins a mini comic book business at school the following year. He and his business partner, Maura, fight to be allowed to sell their comic books at school. The students are successful, and Greg learns that some things are more important than money.
I really enjoyed this book! I chose Andrew Clements as a possible author for an author study on my midterm, so I was interested to read more books by Clements. I think this book shows perseverance and a sense of money in students. The book discusses profit throughout, which I think is important for students to learn. I am not sure if I would integrate this book into a math lesson, but I definitely think it is a book worth having in my classroom library. ( )
  mkstorey | Apr 19, 2017 |
Almost five stars - a slow starter. But wow, what a way to get kids to think about the value of hard work, saving money, and cooperation and charity. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Read by John H. Mayer. Greg loves to make money. He's figured out ways to make money off of his family, the neighbors and now his classmates now that he's selling his own creation, Chunky Comics. The thorn in his profit margin is Maura, eternal copycat, and now selling her own comic creation. There is a tense standoff between the two and it takes the principal and math teacher Mr. Z to intervene. Greg finds it hard to admit that Maura's drawing work is really good and that she has an innate sense for making comics. They come together on a comic project when the principal bans the presence and selling of comics at school.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
This book is about two young kids who are not the best of friends, in fact they are enemies, coming together for the greater good. They both are good at comic books and want a blooming business and by working together they can achieve it. So, they tear down the wall that has divided them, become friends and develop a booming comic book business, even win over the principle in an effort to keep comic books in school. The story leaves you with the feeling that enemies do not necessarily have to be enemies, you might have more in common that you think. Also money does not always mean happiness!

Extension: Use this book as a lesson on bullying and how to overcome it. It would also be neat to use to find out who shares common likes and who can come up with business ideas. ( )
  Nicolec78 | Mar 30, 2014 |
This wasn't one of my favorite books this semester but I think the concept was good. It teaches children to be creative and that they can do anything and also that enemies can be friends. ( )
  tarannum93 | Dec 12, 2013 |
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Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war.

The problem is, Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail?

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Twelve-year-old Greg, who has always been good at moneymaking projects, is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school.

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