THE GET RICH QUICK CLUB
New York : HarperCollins, 2004
IL 3-6, RL 4.1
to make $1,000,000 quickly. That was Gina's mission during
her amazing summer. She knows it's hard to make $1,000,000 and that
it's even harder to make it quickly, especially when you're 11 years old.
So, Gina enlists a few friends. What they form is the Get Rich Quick
The club members need a money-making plan. They nix washing cars, selling lemonade, and asking for $1.00 from one million people. What they do is tell a lie. They rig a photo shoot so that it looks like they've taken a photo of a UFO. The kids truly believe a newspaper will pay a lot of money for their photo, but they make no way near $1,000,000. What they do make is a lot of commotion.
News travels that a UFO has landed, and there's an unexpected consequence. . . . You've heard of the boy who cried wolf, right? Well, when the club members cry "UFO" for real, no one listens.
You won't make money by reading THE GET RICH QUICK CLUB, but you'll be rewarded by a few good laughs. (Mary Joan Kirkegard, Ringwood, NJ, Public Schools, email@example.com)
Moneymaking projects -- Fiction.
Clubs -- Fiction.
Vacations -- Fiction.
Maine -- Fiction.