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Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen
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Although I wasn't quite as entralled with the sequel to LAWNBOY as I expected to be, it is still a must read for fans of the first book. Much has changed in the 6 weeks since the narrator's lawn care business has made him a millionaire. Wacky Grandma is taking care of him while his folks are on vacation. His assets keep accumulating, stress keeps rising and a yearning for returning to the carefree life of a kid gets bigger. (Grades 3-6) ( )
  brangwinn | Apr 25, 2014 |
good! both titles are good. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
Not as funny as the first book but enjoyable. ( )
  geraldinefm | Nov 29, 2011 |
Cute book. Funny. Some students will like it. Sequel to Lawn Boy.

  cmslib29631 | Nov 7, 2011 |
In this sequel to Lawn Boy, Lawn Boy is back and the world has taken noticed! His sudden wealth and his sponsorship of prizefighter Joey Pow leads to media requests for interviews and girls on his front lawn waiting for autographs. However, it's also resulted in an IRS audit and some shady characters coming out of the woodwork to exploit Lawn Boy and Joey Pow. Lawn Boy and his ever-growing team of employees have to figure out a way to deal with these crises.

Each chapter of the book begins with business or economic terminology, with those concepts then explored through the happenings of the chapter. For instance, the chapter titled "The Recognition of a Diminishing Rate of Return" introduces the concept of an IRS audit and the possibility that Lawn Boy's assets might be frozen.

Like it's predecessor, Lawn Boy Returns is a story full of business and economic concepts that's told in a hilarious way so most young readers will be unaware they are learning at the same time they are amused by Lawn Boy's various adventures and his ironic sense of humor.

I reviewed this book for EconKids. Read the full review here: http://econkids.rutgers.edu/older-children-and-young-adults-2010/2008-2011-02-03... ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Feb 3, 2011 |
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Having expanded his summer lawn mowing job into an ever-growing business conglomerate, a twelve-year-old boy gets involved in high finance thanks to his hippie stockbroker, takes on sponsorship of a boxer, and becomes a media sensation.

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