Lawn Boy

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gary Paulsen
Narrator: Tom Parks
Genres: Business & Economics, Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: June 2009
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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One day I was twelve years old and broke. I set out to mow some lawns with Grandpaa (TM)s old riding mower. One client was Arnold the stockbroker, who offered to teach me about: the beauty of capitalism. Supply and demand. Diversifying labor. Distributing the wealth. a oeIta (TM)s groovy, man, a Arnold said.
The grass grew, and so did business. Arnold invested my money in many things. One of them was a prizefighter. All of a sudden I was the sponsor of my very own fighter, Joey Pow. Thata (TM)s when my twelfth summer got really interesting.
Gary Paulsena (TM)s comic story about a summer job becomes a slapstick lesson in business as one boy turns a mountain of grass into a mountain of cash.

Author Details

Author Details

Paulsen, Gary

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: "Dogsong", "Hatchet", and "The Winter Room". He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.