Lawn Boy

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 167 ratings

Lawn Boy Publisher's Summary

"One day I was 12 years old and broke. I set out to mow some lawns with Grandpa'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. 'It's groovy, man,' 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. That's when my 12th summer got really interesting."

Gary Paulsen'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.

©2009 Gary Paulsen (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Lawn Boy

    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    "One day I was 12 years old and broke. I set out to mow some lawns with Grandpa'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. 'It's groovy, man,' 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."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My students loved it!

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $9.09

  • Book 2

    • Lawn Boy Returns

    • By: Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The summer I was 12, mowing lawns with Grandpa’s old riding mower turned into big business. With advice from Arnold the stockbroker, I learned all about making money.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Children's book

    • By Tessie on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $9.09