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by | Read by Tom Parks

Children Ages 10+ • 1 hr. • Unabridged • © 2009

Tom Parks jumps into Paulsen’s novella of a lad who inherits a rider lawn mower and builds a lucrative landscape business. Parks, as the unnamed narrator, describes how, through hard work and with sound advice from a customer, he raked in over $40,000 in one summer. Parks trims back his youthful voice to play believable secondary characters, including his beleaguered parents and, alas, stereotypically immigrant workers. An emotional cadence to every phrase adds to the far-fetched aspect of this tall tale, but the economic lessons about supply and demand, fair wages, and labor laws are well grounded in fact. The combination is an entertaining and educational listen. M.M.O. 2010 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2009]



Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9588-1 $12.99 • Two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9590-4 $12.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9589-8 $39.97 • Two CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9591-1 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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