Lunch Money

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MEET GREG KENTON, BILLIONAIRE IN THE MAKING. <p></p> Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war. <p></p> The problem is, Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail?

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MEET GREG KENTON, BILLIONAIRE IN THE MAKING.

Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war.

The problem is, Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail? MEET GREG KENTON, BILLIONAIRE IN THE MAKING.

Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war.

The problem is, Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail?

Specifications

Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
240
Author
Andrew Clements
ISBN-13
9780689866852
Publication Date
June, 2007
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
7.62 x 5.12 x 0.70 Inches
ISBN-10
0689866852

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A boy named Greg Kento...
A boy named Greg Kenton loves money. He loves making money and dreams of being rich one day. He's a hard worker and he finds ways to make money. He begins selling comics but things come to a halt when another student is out selling him. After a while the two kids learn to work together and become great friends. This is a great book to use when teaching about economics and how it relates to real life.
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Greg is a boy who has ...
Greg is a boy who has always had a fascination with making money. In middle school he decides he wil start selling miniature comic books, "Chunky Comics," to make even more money. A conflict arises when his neighbor and life time enemy, Maura, decides she is going to make her own miniature books about a unicorn to sell at school as well. Greg is furious that his idea has been ripped off and in a quarrel Maura ends up accidentally punching Greg in the face, giving him a bloody nose and a black eye. Mr. Z, their math teacher, explains that "no one can own an idea." After a few more disputes Greg tells Maura that she can be a part of his comic book business. The principal of their school is not favorable of these comics and puts a stop to their "business." In the end a comic book club for their school is approved with the help of Mr. Z and the school committee. The business goes on to be successful and Greg learns how giving is more meaningful than receiving. I did not really enjoy this book. I think that it is great that Greg is a round character and learned to be less greedy but the book itself was just not that great. I am not sure if it was the writing or the way there was so much talk about money and math but I did not enjoy the read. I would be willing to try this book with a class to relate it to learning about mathematics, economics, and money.
Most helpful positive review
A boy named Greg Kento...
A boy named Greg Kenton loves money. He loves making money and dreams of being rich one day. He's a hard worker and he finds ways to make money. He begins selling comics but things come to a halt when another student is out selling him. After a while the two kids learn to work together and become great friends. This is a great book to use when teaching about economics and how it relates to real life.
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Greg is a boy who has ...
Greg is a boy who has always had a fascination with making money. In middle school he decides he wil start selling miniature comic books, "Chunky Comics," to make even more money. A conflict arises when his neighbor and life time enemy, Maura, decides she is going to make her own miniature books about a unicorn to sell at school as well. Greg is furious that his idea has been ripped off and in a quarrel Maura ends up accidentally punching Greg in the face, giving him a bloody nose and a black eye. Mr. Z, their math teacher, explains that "no one can own an idea." After a few more disputes Greg tells Maura that she can be a part of his comic book business. The principal of their school is not favorable of these comics and puts a stop to their "business." In the end a comic book club for their school is approved with the help of Mr. Z and the school committee. The business goes on to be successful and Greg learns how giving is more meaningful than receiving. I did not really enjoy this book. I think that it is great that Greg is a round character and learned to be less greedy but the book itself was just not that great. I am not sure if it was the writing or the way there was so much talk about money and math but I did not enjoy the read. I would be willing to try this book with a class to relate it to learning about mathematics, economics, and money.
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A boy named Greg Kento...

A boy named Greg Kenton loves money. He loves making money and dreams of being rich one day. He's a hard worker and he finds ways to make money. He begins selling comics but things come to a halt when another student is out selling him. After a while the two kids learn to work together and become great friends. This is a great book to use when teaching about economics and how it relates to real life.

Greg Kenton loves mone...

Greg Kenton loves money. He knows how to earn it, save it and spend it. He wants to make more money, so he starts selling stuff; at SCHOOL! He tries with some candy, then toys. But the best thing is comic books. He makes them alone, then he sells them. But Maura Shaw, "steels" his idea and makes his own little comic. Is it only a little mistake? Or is it a lot worse than a problem...

Lunch Money is an fun ...

Lunch Money is an fun book to introduce or go along with math concepts in the classroom. I liked how the books was about math but wasn't solely revolving around numbers and problems. The book had well developed characters as well as a solid story line. I thought it was nice that the book had depth to it and wasn't just a "math" book.

Greg Kenton loves ever...

Greg Kenton loves everything about money. The way it looks, feels, how valuable it is, and how it spends. Greg is extremely successful when it comes to money and has many ideas to keep making money, but when Maura Shaw starts to get in the way of his plans trouble starts to brew. This is a story about working together, friendship, and of course, money! This could be great to teach children how to solve problems, math and personal. There is an abundance of math used in the book; adding, subtracting, business, ratios, fractions, and much more. This is an ideal book to incorporated in to a math lesson for elementary or early middle school students.

Greg is completely obs...

Greg is completely obsessed with making money, and always has been. He has been figuring out ways to gain a prophet since early elementary. His main goal in life is to become rich, and nothing else seems to matter. He always had one rival, his neighbor named Maura. It seemed like every idea he had, she would copy it. Greg comes up with the smart idea of creating miniature comic books and started selling them at school. Of course, Maura was not too far behind in the processes. After some disputes between the two of them, they eventually became comic book business partners. When the principal had prohibited the sales of comic books at school, they caught back and won the rights to sell their comic books at the school store. They donated a portion of the proceeds to the school library, and whatever else would help the school. In the end, Greg learns to let his walls down and cooperate with his enemy, all awhile battling some tension. He also gives up his obsession with being rich, and finds enjoyment in giving his money to a worthy cause. Greg learns the true value of money, and gains knowledge on what actually matters, which is being happy with what you do, rather than being greedy and materialistic.

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