Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lawn Boy and Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen

Lawn Boy

Publisher:  Yearling Books, 2007
Pages:  88
Genre:  Middle Grades Adventure
Source:  Purchased

Lawn Boy received a gift like no other for his birthday. His grandmother gave him his grandfather's old riding lawnmower. Since he needed a new inner tube for his bicycle he decided to mow a couple of lawns to earn the money. Little did he know when he traded out lawn mowing with a stock broker that his life would change. Here he was, only twelve years old and had more money than he knew what to do with and was the sponsor of a boxer. He had accomplished all of this without his parents knowledge. What would happen when they found out?

This was a really fun and quick read. I can't wait for my students to get their hands on it next year.

Lawn Boy Returns
P ublisher:  Wendy Lamb Books, 2010
Genre:  Middle Grades Adventure
Source:  Purchased
In the sequel to Lawn Boy, we find the Lawn Boy's business has grown out of control. Now he has lawyers and accountants and bigger problems with taxes, and people who want a piece of his action. I enjoyed this book as much as I did the first one. A must read for all middle schoolers who like adventure.

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