Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen is a terrific summer read for children 5th-8th grade. In my opinion, it will appeal to the male gender especially because the main character, the Lawn Boy, is a teenage male who realizes his financial potential after receiving a lawn mover as a gift.
It has a few quirky and unexpected events that the 7th graders I read the book to as a read aloud in my ELA class found to be funny and wanting to hear more.
I like how Paulsen weaves in entrepreneurship and investing in a unique manner. Get your teen reading this summer.....and perhaps off the couch, mowing lawn, and earning!
This post is dedicated to my Lawn Boy, Thomas! He just graduated from high school and has opened his own LLC---Guenther Outdoor Services! He started out at age 14 mowing the lawn for a neighbor. Invested his year's earnings in a bigger zero turn and continues to grow his business. If you live in SE Wisconsin, he's the mowing man for you!
Hi! I'm Jennifer! Program Manager of the Early$tart=Money$mart Program