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A Job for Jenny Archer (Jenny Archer #1)

3.3 of 5 stars 3.30  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Convinced that her family is poor because her parents refuse to get her a horse or a swimming pool, nine-year-old Jenny Archer follows her own path to making money, and plunges her house into the real estate market.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 5th 2006 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 1988)
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Jenny's efforts of obtaining money include trying to sell her house. Grades 2+
Another entry in the category of "children's books whose whole plot would be busted if the child protagonist just spoke openly with a parent or adult." In this short, quick chapter book for transitional readers, Jenny Archer misunderstands her mother's off-hand comments that the family couldn't afford a pool or fur coats to mean they are poor. So Jenny attempts to get a job so she can buy her mother a fur coat for her birthday. A series of frustrating, failed enterprises escalate to the very sti...more
Oct 29, 2011 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
Jenny wants to buy something very special, fancy, and expensive for her Mom's birthday. The problem is that she doesn't have any money. This book describes her experiences trying out different jobs and trying to save money. It also shows her buying a nice item from a garage sale, which is a good way for children to buy items that are gently used at a low price. It's an entertaining story with a good lesson that is not heavy handed with the message. We enjoyed reading this book together.
Slight, but pleasant enough. I'm sure kids would like it. It reminded me of a simpler time, when kids wandering around their own neighborhood by themselves wasn't a big deal.
Arlene Allen
I took my job as a children's librarian SERIOUSLY and read a ton of children's books, especially in the beginning, with no regards to quality.
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