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The Get Rich Quick Club

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  527 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
We, the members of the Get Rich Quick Club, in order to form a more perfect summer, vow that we will figure out a way to make a million dollars by September. We agree that neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will prevent us from achieving our stated goal, till death do us part.

Gina Tumolo and her Get Rich Quick Club are determined to make their summer pay off. They're
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 17th 2006 by HarperCollins (first published 2004)
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Steven R. McEvoy
Feb 18, 2016 Steven R. McEvoy rated it really liked it
This is the seventh book by Dan Gutman that I have read, and the first I have read with my son. I love the quirky sense of humor that Dan exhibits in all of his books that I have read. What could go wrong when a group of youth form a club to get rich by the end of summer break? They for the GRQ - Get Rich Quick club. Soon they have everything a successful company needs, a list of officers, a motto and a mission statement of this ambitious group of friend is as follows:


Ruth Ann
Oct 09, 2014 Ruth Ann rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile, fiction
I think this book has great kid appeal qualities: fast-paced, the kids fool the adults, lots of humor, an unexpected twist, and a quick read (only 118 pages).

The characters are interesting: Gina, the 5th grade Club CEO who looks to Bill Gates as her hero
Quincy, the Australian friend with artistic talents
Rob, the brilliant (but a bit odd classmate) with a deep soul
Eddie and Teddy, 8-year-old twins with huge imaginations and storytelling gifts.

This book was originally published in 2004 so the
Feb 02, 2013 PJ rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It is about 5 kids who form a club on summer break with the goal to make fast money. The group comes up with a scheme and claimed they saw a UFO and an alien. They take a fake picture and eventually get the town newspaper to publish it. The group is offered endorsements and become celebrities until the truth comes out. There is a fantastic ending that endears this book to the reader. A great read for boys or girls...especially reluctant readers.
Edward Creter
This kids' gem is simple, even predictable, yet so profound that even I like it. And this from the guy who is behind the Weird School series, the first of which I liked (sort of) and I may want to read vol. 2 when I can get my mitts on a second Weird School book. This first in a projected series has five kids band together for one common goal: to make 1,000,000 bucks before summer is over. So they get together and do a faux documentary film of a flying alien spacecraft made from a pillow and loa ...more
Jonas L.
Jun 02, 2015 Jonas L. marked it as to-read
The Get Rich Quick Club was quick but fun read for me. It centers around a group of kids who are eager to get a million dollars by the end of the summer. While I enjoyed the book, there was one big flaw that bugged me. For example, Gina and her friends take a fake picture of a UFO. I'm bothered that they sold it to the Farmingotn Journel and that the Journel company payed 10 million dollars. I understand it is a book and that the author is allowed to do what he would like to, but I would prefer ...more
KidsFiction Teton County Library
J Gutman

Here's a fun story about five kids who make a pact to earn a million dollars by the end of the summer. The book is the story of their scheme and how it happens. Before long their pictures are in the paper all over the country. Their leader, a 5th grade girl named Gina, decides that if Bill Gates can do it before 20, so can they -- with the help of a picture of a UFO.
Steven R. McEvoy
Feb 18, 2016 Steven R. McEvoy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
This is the seventh book by Dan Gutman that I have read, and the first I have read with my son. I love the quirky sense of humor that Dan exhibits in all of his books that I have read. What could go wrong when a group of youth form a club to get rich by the end of summer break? They for the GRQ - Get Rich Quick club. Soon they have everything a successful company needs, a list of officers, a motto and a mission statement of this ambitious group of friend is as follows:


Aug 04, 2013 AnnMarie rated it really liked it
We listened to this in the car as a family on vacation! We range from 7 - 50 years old and we all loved it. Even us adults laughed out loud at times. Good for the family!
Booktalk: Gina Turnolo loves money. She wishes she had a lot od it. Her hero is Bill Gates because he started Microsoft when he was 20 years old and now he is the richest man in the world. Gina is only 11 years old but her goal is to make her first million before she is a teenager. But, hmmmm, how to make your first million? Rob a bank? No-o-o-o, that's illegal. Sell cookies? Boring. Sell horse manure? Blood? No, no, no. Take a picture of a UFO and sell it to the tabloid newspapers? Hmmmm, now y ...more
Jan 18, 2016 Megan rated it liked it
My daughters and I listened to this audiobook together a couple weeks ago. We have always really liked this author's books so I was happy to find this one. It was a cute story, with some funny parts. My girls found it to be a little slow and I have to agree for the most part. If you are looking for an exciting children's book, then you wouldn't want to choose this one. It wasn't bad by any means, and I did enjoy the audiobook. I still love this author and highly recommend checking out his other ...more
Courtney Umlauf
Jun 08, 2016 Courtney Umlauf rated it it was ok

I don't dislike this book enough that I would try to steer a reluctant reader away from it if they found it on their own, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone either. There are better books out there for those types of readers. The Get Rich Quick Club is a simple, entertaining spin on the boy who cried wolf. There's some humor, and I like the footnotes on the kindle edition (translations of an Australian character's slang-I'm assuming they're in the print version as well). But it wasn't enough

TEACHER/LIBRARIAN REVIEW: I read this book aloud to a fourth grade class I was subbing for (for three weeks) and the kids loved it! There are interesting characters and the story is really funny. Summary: Some kids from the same neighborhood want to earn a million dollars over the summer. They decided they are going to fake a UFO photo and sell it to the tabloids - but things don't work out quite the way they have planned.

While reading the book, the class used collected materials to create thei
Logan Braden
Jan 05, 2010 Logan Braden rated it liked it
Fifth Grader Gina Tumolo loves money! At a very young age, she realized the power of money. The more green paper you have, the more "stuff" you could bring home! Gina's resolution was to find a way to become a millionaire by the time she becomes a teenager.
This is the story of the summer Gina started the Get Rich Quick Club. She and her friends wanted to make a million dollars by September. Gina, Rob and Quincy are in the fifth grade at the same school and live in the same housing development.
Apr 14, 2015 Jennie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
We listened to the audio book version as a family. I think my kids are a bit too young for this story because it focuses a lot on lying. It frequently portrays lying as ok, even good, in order to get what you want (in the case of the story: money). Obviously, in the end the moral is that you shouldn't lie and the main character learns her lesson, but it was a bit too nuanced for really young kids. I'd say 8-10 years old for this one. It was a fun, if silly, little story, though!
Valeria De La Rosa
Sep 28, 2014 Valeria De La Rosa rated it it was amazing
In my opinion, I think the book The Get Rich Quick Club was funny.I would recommend this book because it is very humorous.I personally liked every part of the book.In the book,I think it's not fair that the twins get all the fame and the rest of the group is left out.My favorite part of the book is when they where thinking of ways to get rich.If this book was a series I would read it because the book ends with a to be continue ending.I hope that you decide to read this book.
Dec 16, 2009 Jackie rated it really liked it
The Get Rich Quick Club aka Gina-Rob-Quincy club cook up a scheme to...what else? Get Rich Quick. Sell Lemonade? No. Sell Blood? No. Sell squishy pillows shaped like little ketchup packets? No. They decide to take a (fake) photograph of a UFO and sell it to The National Truth. Believe it not, The Truth doesn't want it, but their local newspaper does! Contracts come in for endorsements and appearances. It looks like they really will make a million dollars quick. That is until someone rats them ou ...more
Mar 31, 2015 Nicole rated it liked it
I liked that it was a girl who was the brains of the operation, who was money hungry and ambitious. That's different than the norm, especially for a book aimed at younger audiences. The ending also surprised me, and I laughed out loud at it.
Nov 24, 2010 Evy rated it really liked it
Every kid wants to get rich, right? If they see a dollar bill, they lunge. And in a money-hungry society, no one tells them otherwise. Dan Gutman illustrates feeling of desperation, obvious greed, and devious brilliance in The Get Rich Quick Club...with kids behind the whole fraud. With Gutman's realistic feeling and a bit of imagination, the words on the page can turn alive. The only disappointment I found in the story was the single twist. I expected more, since I am a big reader on his storie ...more
Jun 13, 2014 Carmen rated it liked it
Another one I read as a preview for a kid's summer book club. I'm excited to discuss this one with a group of youngsters. I think their insights and opinions are going to be really interesting.
Angel Cortes
the book is basically about these kids who start this club. their main goal is to make a million dollars. so they first come up with this plot to pretend to have found a picture of a ufo. so they go and they start throwing a bunch of things in the air and they take pictures of it and it seems that none of them look like ufos. so they take their lst picture but one accidently pushes the other one and the shot was taken and it looked like a ufo. so they tried selling it to news papers and they fai ...more
Dec 29, 2015 Lisa rated it liked it
Shelves: read-alouds
This was a fun book! The kids laughed a lot and the twist at the end was so imaginative that they are still talking about it.
Oct 19, 2013 Ensiform rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, kidfic
A girl whose goal is to be rich forms a club with her friends to further that goal. Their idea is to create a fake UFO picture and shop it around to news outlets. Against all reasonable expectations, this actually succeeds, until one of them has a crisis of conscience. This is a silly, over-the-top, very kid-centric story, with the sympathy all on the side of the kids, who are materialistic, lying, and scheming, but not at all malicious. One of the characters speaks in an absurd faux-Australian ...more
Jul 31, 2013 Audrey rated it liked it
A cute, short novel set in Farmington, Maine. Students will like the cast of characters and I'm sure they will really like the character of Quincy and her funny language from Australia. I personally felt all the of "Australian" talk was a bit overdone and I have a hard time believing that they truly talk to that extreme all of the time. Students will have to know to look at subtitles to get the "American" translation and then work to remember some of the more common ones as later translations ma ...more
Mary Ann
Feb 23, 2009 Mary Ann rated it it was ok
Shelves: 3rd, realistic, friendship, 4th
Gina is obsessed with making money – her goal in life is to become a millionaire. As summer begins, she’s bored – no camps to go to (too expensive), no activities. She meets up with some neighborhood friends and they start the Get Rich Quick Club. They come up with a scheme to make a lot of money: fake a picture of a UFO sighting and sell it to a trashy magazine. Unexpectedly, the scheme takes off beyond their dreams – but then comes crashing down. Personally, I liked the beginning and the premi ...more
Apr 21, 2015 Jayden rated it liked it
Not that great. Kind of weird towards the end. Not that many pages. I think a third grade read. This review is for Adelyn
Feb 04, 2016 Caroline rated it really liked it
Gina and her four friends make a get rich quick club
Andy Lee
Feb 02, 2011 Andy Lee rated it it was ok
This book is solely intended for younger folks. Without spoiling the book, the story is about a bunch of kids in Maine who dream up the "Get Rich Quick Club." Their idea sees utterly stupid and fa fetched, but it nearly works.

I read a lot of books from young people and this has no redeeming qualiities other than the fact that you shouldn't try to swindle people out of money. An easy read if you have an hour or two, and I suppose a 3rd or 4th grader might like it. I feel like my brain needs a sh
Sep 23, 2014 Rusty rated it liked it
Shelves: children-ya
Fun, imaginative little read.
Rich Carruth
Jan 22, 2014 Rich Carruth rated it liked it
A student left this in class today, so I read it. I like to keep up with what my students are reading. The book is okay. Pretty funny twist at the end.
Joshua Stett
Apr 07, 2016 Joshua Stett rated it really liked it
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The author of over 80 books in a little over a decade of writing, Dan Gutman has written on topics from computers to baseball. Beginning his freelance career as a nonfiction author dealing mostly with sports for adults and young readers, Gutman has concentrated on juvenile fiction since 1995. His most popular titles include the time-travel sports book Honus and Me and its sequels, and a clutch of ...more
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