Tuesday, April 20, 2010

LAWN BOY RETURNS by Gary Paulsen

LAWN BOY RETURNS is the sequel to Paulsen's hilariously funny LAWN BOY.  The same cast of wonderful characters returns to continue Lawn Boy's unique business venture.  There's his wacky Grandmother, Arnold his stockbroker, Joey Pow the prize fighter, Pasqual his business partner, and many more.

The whole thing started with an old riding lawn mower that belonged to his grandfather, and what started as an attempt to earn money for a new inner tube for his bike tire, became an amazing business that has made him rich beyond his wildest dreams.

In this new adventure the lawn mowing continues, but new situations develop at every turn.  More people are hired to help run the growing enterprise and keep track of the money and off-shoots of the company.  Lawn Boy's parents seem to have taken off on a well-deserved vacation, but while they are gone he is faced with the threat of law suits and possible tax problems.  It's almost more than he can handle.

Author Gary Paulsen writes part two of this crazy adventure with one eye on humor and another on presenting some interesting business information.  Readers will be entertained, but at the same time, benefit from witnessing the ambition and entrepreneurial skills of Lawn Boy and his business associates.  It was great fun reading the first book, and this one didn't disappoint.

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