Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Lawn boy, by Gary Paulsen

When the twelve-year old narrator of this book inherits an old riding lawn mower from his grandfather, he has no idea that his lawn mowing business will become a lesson in capitalism, profit and loss, labor, and investing. Although a short book, the economics and the dry humor of the author are best appreciated by older readers. The length and narrative will also work well as a class read-aloud during economics units.

Grades 5-7

2 comments:

A. Barbee said...

If it's not too late, I second this book. What a great lesson in economics Paulsen provides in this funny, fast-paced read. The middle schoolers at my school really love it.

croneh said...

This book cracked me up. It effectively shares understandable inf. about the stock market while telling a whale of a tale. Great read aloud for middle school, and those can be hard to find!