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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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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 |
This novel is about a boy named Greg who starts his own comic book business. His long time enemy, Maura, sees Greg's blossoming idea and does the same. After seeing Maura's illustrations, Greg realizes that they would do much better if they worked together and a friendship forms. The principal does not approve of their comic book idea and decides to ban comic books from the school. With the help of their math teacher, Maura and Greg work together to get approval of the school board and eventually become a huge business. Greg learns the important lesson that money doesn't buy happiness.

This is a great book that I would use in grades 4-7. ( )
  RiaO | Dec 3, 2013 |
This is a story of a boy trying to make some money. He takes an enemy and makes her a friend, through their common talents in comic creation. The idea really takes off, and they become a huge success. This story shows that kids can really do anything, and not all of your enemies remain enemies.
  bmmander | Dec 2, 2013 |
A friendship is created in order to make money. I did not like this book. ( )
  afussell | Nov 27, 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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