The Richest Kids in Town
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The Richest Kids in Town

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  5 reviews
New to town and homesick for his old life, fourth-grader Peter teams up with a classmate to earn money for a trip to his old hometown but all their moneymaking schemes have unexpected results.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Dutton Juvenile
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When two broke kids come up with some get rich quick schemes, their plans fail horribly and hilariously. To see my full review, visit:

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Kristine Pratt
Peter needs money - fast. He wants to earn enough to go visit the friend he moved away from. Oddly enough, the more he works at earning money, the less he wants to go. A fun story about friendship and getting the job done. Liked this one a lot!
Apr 14, 2010 Kate rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Upper Elementary Students
Shelves: boys, children, humor, fiction
I read a few chapters from this book during my student teaching experience to third graders. They loved it. The book is a little dated, but very funny. One day, I hope I get to read it all.
Sep 27, 2008 Hannah rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: younger kids, but good for most ages
This is one of Peg's only non disaster book, which is a breath of freash air. A funny story about two boys who are just trying to make some money.
I absolutely loved this book.
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Peg Kehret writes middle grade fiction and nonfiction. She's won dozens of state children's choice awards, where kids vote for their favorite book.

When she was twelve, Peg was paralyzed with polio. Most of her protagonists are the age she was then.

A volunteer with animal rescue groups, three of Peg's books are co-authored by Pete the Cat."
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