by Gary Paulsen [j Paulsen]
A 12-year old boy gets an old lawn mower for his birthday. He begins mowing lawns and gains more and more business. With the help of some unusual friends he expands his business, but with more responsibility comes more headaches. The chapters are humorously titled with wordy economic jargon, for example: "The Law of Increasing Product Demand Versus Flat Production Capacity," and "Overutilization of Labor Compounded by Unpredicted Capital Growth," but the chapters breakdown complex economic principles into a simple story. Great for kids and understanding money. The book is a little misleading about how easy it is to get into and make money in the stock market, but still a great story about capitalism. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Lawn Boy Returns - Gary Paulsen, Flat Broke - Gary Paulsen, Ultimate Kids Money Book - j332.024 God.] -- recommended by Jeremiah J. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[Also available in book-on-cd format.]
[ official Lawn Boy page on the offical Gary Paulsen web site ]
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