Lunch Money

 
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MEET GREG KENTON, BILLIONAIRE IN THE MAKING.

Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war.

The problem is, Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail?

Customer Reviews:

  • Lunch Money
    I like this story beacuse it has a lot of business in it. I would suggest this to people who would like to make money. Eight year old boys would like this....more info
  • A delightful novel that challenges the meaning of success
    LUNCH MONEY is a character-driven middle grade novel that centers on two richly drawn characters. From the first page the reader gets a sense of Greg Kenton's entire motivation in life: money. He is driven to earn it, save it, and spend it. His nemesis, Maura Shaw, also has a head for business and has been competing with Greg since they were toddlers.

    At the end of his fifth grade year, Greg discovers that his fellow classmates have a lot of spending power. He notices that each of them has an extra quarter or two every day to spend at lunch on pencils, ice cream sandwiches and cookies. Greg is determined to get a piece of the action. All he needs is the right product to sell to them. Candy and toys won't go over big with the teachers and principal, but who could complain if he sold books to the kids?

    Soon Greg's Chunky Comics business is born. Greg writes, illustrates and produces the comics at home. His business takes off and he is getting rich quick. But obstacles soon get in the way of Greg's thriving business and threaten to shut him down. Will he be able to overcome these hurdles and grow his business?

    In this age of commercialism and consumerism, Andrew Clements --- the author of FRINDLE and a number of popular school stories --- will have readers thinking about what it means to be a success in life. Greg Kenton learns a thing or two about success, and readers will too. I wish Andrew Clements success with this delightful middle grade novel.

    --- Reviewed by Renee Kirchner (...)...more info
  • An Enjoyable Read
    I just finished reading Lunch Money. I am a fourth grade teacher. Within our reading program, we teach a unit on business and making money. This book will fit in perfectly. It's a great example of what it takes to get even a simple business off the ground. I was impressed with how Mr. Clements had the two main characters plead their case to convince the grown ups in charge that they be aloud to continue their business. The book is humorous and allows the reader the opportunity to understand the twists and turns of taking a seemingly simple idea and turning it into a money-making venture.
    Mr. Clements appears to have an amazing grasp of the mind of a middle school child. The characters and the dialogue were very believable. I enjoyed reading Lunch Money. I can't wait to share it with my class. I know they will enjoy it too....more info
  • Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
    Lunch Money is a cleverly written children's book. The main character, Greg, is an intrinsically motivated young man that is out for the all-mighty dollar. As a small child, Greg was in awe of money. His life-long goal is be "superrich." After spearheading several profitable businesses, Greg finds a moneymaking venture that he loves---making and selling comic books. However, Greg must tackle a few problems along the way. His biggest problem...a long-standing rivalry with a girl!
    This book is a great chapter book for young readers. The chapters are short, so the reading is not intimidating. Plus, Brian Selznick created illustrations within the chapters that create humor. Not only is the layout inviting for children, but also it explores practical living skills and character education. As a teacher, I found a treasure trove of possible enrichment lessons in Lunch Money. Clements' book addresses real-world math skills, work ethic and motivation, proactive problem solving, and making and maintaining friendships. Lunch Money even delves into the precious awkwardness of boy-girl relationships in elementary school. I enjoyed this book tremendously and will certainly share it with my young readers.
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  • This book is sweet
    Have you ever loved money so much that you would do just about anything to get it? Well that's what a boy named Greg Kenton does in the book "Lunch Money." As a two year old Greg decided to do chores for his family at the price of a nickel. When he got older, he had made tons and tons of money. His brothers always ask him for money to go to the movies or something like that. He is his own bank. If he loans someone money, he has to get it back in a week, or he'll charge a nickel for late fees. When he puts his money in an actual bank, he has about four thousand dollars! Later in his life when he turns eleven, he tries to sell toys at school, but that doesn't turn out that well. Over the summer he makes these great little comic books. When school starts again, he tries to sell the comics for twenty five cents each. He notices that somebody else is selling comic books. He finally figures out who it is. If you read this great story, you will figure out who this mystery person is. The book Lunch Money is my favorite book I've ever read....more info
  • Yah!
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    It chose this book because it has a reputation as being a funny and interesting book. This book is considered a humorous book.
    The theme of Lunch Money is about a young boy named Greg Kenton who dreams about being a millionaire. Greg thinks of many ways to make money at school and at home by selling lemonade, toys, candy and comic books.
    The setting for this book takes place at his school and in his neighborhood. The story takes place in the United States of America, and occurs over a two year period.
    The plot of Lunch Money is about two enemies that decide to work together to sell comic books at school. By working together, instead of being enemies, Maura and Greg realize that they can overcome any obstacles if they work together. Since working together, Maura and Greg become rich and famous.
    The characters in this story are Greg Kenton, Maura Shaw and Mr. Zenotopoulous. Greg, the main character is a boy who adores money and the only thing he wants in life is to become rich. Maura is a girl who lives across the street from Greg.
    Mr. Zenotopoulous is a math teacher who teaches in their school and he helps them with their problems.
    I liked this story because it has some humor, competition and some action in it. I think the best part of the story is when Greg and Maura make a comic book. This story made me feel happy as well as sad. The story made me happy when Greg and Maura where making the comic book together. The story made me sad when Greg and Maura got in a fight. When Andrew Clements makes another book I think I will read it. In conclusion, Greg learns about financial success as well as learning about personal relationships at a very young age.

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  • This book is sweet
    Have you ever loved money so much that you would do just about anything to get it? Well that's what a boy named Greg Kenton does in the book "Lunch Money." As a two year old Greg decided to do chores for his family at the price of a nickel. When he got older, he had made tons and tons of money. His brothers always ask him for money to go to the movies or something like that. He is his own bank. If he loans someone money, he has to get it back in a week, or he'll charge a nickel for late fees. When he puts his money in an actual bank, he has about four thousand dollars! Later in his life when he turns eleven, he tries to sell toys at school, but that doesn't turn out that well. Over the summer he makes these great little comic books. When school starts again, he tries to sell the comics for twenty five cents each. He notices that somebody else is selling comic books. He finally figures out who it is. If you read this great story, you will figure out who this mystery person is. The book Lunch Money is my favorite book I've ever read....more info
  • Possibly the greatest book ever!
    Greg Kenton always loved money and earning it. But just recently he noticed how much money could be earned at school. All he needs is the right thing to sell. Toys? He'd get in trouble. Comics? Of course! Comics are close enough to books to sell in school. But when his life-long rival, Maura Shaw, comes in, it's more than a problem. Read this humorous business story today! It is truly an amazing book, but that's not a surprise for Andrew Clements....more info
  • wonderful!
    My son thought that Lunch Money was a really good book. It's his favorite Clements book so far.(: He liked everything about it, especially the last few chapters where Greg and Maura are in the school committee trying the find out if they will be allowed to sell comic books....more info
  • evans idols/lunchmoney
    Lunch money is a great book I loved it because I love Andrew Clements and because you can understand it easily. It is a great book to read to children. Andrew Clements is a great author he writes lots of great books like Frindle,The Report Card and many more great kids books. I strongely suggest you read it. You'll love it....more info
  • Lunch Money
    If you like money and comics you will love this book. The title of this book is Lunch Money and it was written by Andrew Clements. A boy named Gregory Kenton who is in fifth grade and loves money is the main character. Greg`s problem is someone is always copying his ideas. Greg knows that it`s someone he knows. Greg soon finds out that it is Maura Shaw. Greg is talented with money.

    In the begining of the story Greg knows he is good with money and wants to become rich. Greg has been able to earn money by cleaning his brothers' rooms. Next, he makes a lemonade stand and this girl copies him and also makes a lemonade stand. To find out what happens read this interesting book.

    The theme in this book is don't judge people by what they do. This book reminded me of the world because everybody wants to make money. Girls and boys in fourth and fifth grade would love this book.

    J.J. in Annapolis



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  • A Book About Money
    I read an interesting book named Lunch Money written by Andrew Clemets and illustrated by Brian Selznick. There are four main chichters. First is Greg Kenton he loves money and will do anything for it. Next is Maraw Shaw she likes to copy Gregs ideas for money.The tow last are Mr.Zenoupoulas or known as Mr.Z. Last over all is Mrs.Davenport or known as Mrs.D. There both teachers but Mrs.D is the principal of Gregs school. The biggest and best mesage of the story is not to be greedy or a hog.

    First off Greg loves money so he`ll do any thing for it, and he always wants more of it. So he starts businesses to get it. He first starts to do chores for his older brothers but they had to pay him. After a well he gets shut down. Then he started a lemonade stand but Maraw did something to him that he was shut down. He then started a school business and sold toys. The principle found out and shut him down. then he made the chunky comics and Maraw copied this idea.

    When he started to sell these comics the principal found out and shut Maraw and him down. So they worked together to present there case to the school board so they could sell the comics. Mr.Z helped them with this. Did they get permission?Did they fall? or is there another book to find the answer in? to find out read the book.

    Iloved this book. I also think its a must read book because its great and not confusing. It is a great kids book because its easy to read and it has big words like a height type off word not like skrumpdidalyumpsious.


    BY: Josh
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  • Money, Comics, and Kids
    Do you like money? Do you wonder how other people make money? Then I have the perfect book for you. It's called Lunch Money. It's by Andrew Clements. This book is about a money-holic sixth grader named Greg Kenton who LOVES money. He still wants more money, though. So he decides to make little handmade comics called Chunky Comics. But one day Maura Shaw, his enemy, copies his idea! Greg and Maura get into a lot of yelling fights. WATCH OUT! It gets physical! I'm sure you'll love this book because it will make you laugh out loud! So hurry and go to a bookstore or Library and get Lunch Money!...more info
  • Chris KA's Review

    "Greg Kenton had heaps of talent. He was good at baseball, and even better at soccer. He had a clear singing voice, and he also played the piano. He was a wiz at sketching and drawing, and he did well at school- reading, science, music, gym, social studies- the whole deal. But as good as he was at all these things, Greg's greatest talent had always been money." Greg was good at everything involving money counting money, making money, and hardest of all saving money. Lunch Money, by Andrew Clements is a clever, fun, and humorous story about Greg and his friend Maura trying to convince the teachers at their school that comic books should be permitted to be bought and sold at school by Greg and Maura.

    Greg and Maura never got along with each other until they figured out that the best way for both of them to make some extra cash was to work together. They decided to write and illustrate comic books and sell them at school. To help them they asked their math teacher Mr. Z. When they all work together they can overcome any challenges that may come in their way. In result the story had an exciting plot line.

    One of these exciting events was when Maura and Greg were in the classroom and weren't getting along Maura reached for one of their mini comics and Greg moved his hand resulting in getting punched in the nose and having a black eye.

    The author, Andrew Clements is an excellent writer. He adds lots of his voice and personality into his stories. Clements will keep you guessing and laughing through the whole story. There are two essential themes in this story, friendship and the fact that you can do anything if you put your mind to it and believe in yourself.

    I would recommend this book to someone who likes a funny, exciting, story that will keep you on your toes. This book makes it seem like you are in the story. This would also be a good book for a teacher looking for a class read. To find out what will happen to Maura and Greg and their mini comics read Lunch Money!
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  • For the Love of Something Other Than Money
    In each of his school stories, Andrew Clmeents manages to touch on many of the same issues, but always has something new to explore. This one is another in this great line.

    "Lunch Money" focuses on Greg Kenton, a boy who is only in the sixth grade, but is already hard at work on planning a business empire. Although he enjoys many normal-kid activities, he's already working hard --- raking leaves, shoveling snow, doing extra chores for cash and various other activities. His first ever bank deposit was $3,200 and then he decided that school would be a great place to make money. His attempts at selling candy and toys were shut down by the principal, but he has a new idea that he's sure will work --- Chunky Comics --- miniature comic books, hand-drawn, mass-produced and sold for a quarter each. It's a great idea, but problems soon crop up:

    - His long-time rival --- Maura Shaw --- steps in with a plan of her one
    - The administration, of course, eventually catches wind of Greg's plan, once again throwing a wrench in the works.

    So what follows is a tale of two rivals finding out things they never knew about each other and thoughtful questions about school policies, courage, hard work and what's truly important in life.

    Like all Andrew Clements novels, this story is extremely well written and easy to follow. The characters are identifiable and believeable --- the other most major character in the story being the math teacher named Mr Zenotopoulous, known to most simply as Mr. Z. Mr. Z. fears the sight of blood and has a long history of avoiding conflict because of this, but he ends up finding himself more involved in the situation that develops with Greg, Maura and the comics than he ever would have thought possible. In this, Clements once again shows his knack for helping his readers to see things not just from the students' points-of-view, but from the teachers' as well....more info
  • Amazing Book!
    Andrew Clements has A good taste for school boooks. I highly recemend this book for any one realy. Greg loves money and sells little comic books at school. But is This aloud? Find out in Lunckh Money!...more info
  • Lunch Money!!!!!!
    Hi! If your someone who likes funny and amazing books, then this is the right book for you! This book by Andrew Clements is a funny and interesting story. About a boy trying to make money so when he is older, he can become a millionaire!:)

    If you are someone who needs tips to becoming a millionaire(if you can really be a millionaire), then read this book for an amazing idea! There are also lots more books by Andrew Clements, like "The Report Card", "Frindle", "The Laundry News" and much more!

    I would appreciate it if you would take the time to sit down and read this book !:)...more info
  • excellent book
    I liked it because you can think what is going to happen next....more info
  • You HAVE to read this!
    Out of all the books I have read, this one was defidently a winner! It's a wonderful book about a boy (Greg ),Who loves money! And he's determind to sell his little comic books at school!But when he starts selling them he comes upon many problem! This is defidently a MUST read!...more info
  • Fabulous
    I give this book 5 stars because it is easy to follow right from the start.It is about a boy named Greg Kenton who loves money. Ever since he was little boy he has been trying to fufill his greatest dream ever to become rich. In sixth grade he decides to sell miny comics that he makes himself. It is the perfect plan until his enemy Maura starts selling comics too. Will he learn t owork with Maura or will his money making scheme go down the drain....more info

 

 
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