MARTIN AND THE TOOTH FAIRY by Bernice Chardiet

MARTIN AND THE TOOTH FAIRY

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Age Range: 6 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 When Martin--math whiz and true child of his time--discovers that the tooth fairy at his house pays more than the ones at his classmates', he proposes a scheme to benefit everybody: he'll put their teeth under his pillow and they'll split the excess profits. Martin is soon dealing in tooth futures and finding that a deal isn't always a deal: Cynthia wants to keep her own tooth after all, and Raymond demands a higher price. Then, when it turns out that the tooth fairy has ignored the first adopted tooth, Martin's mother tactfully explains that ``she only comes when it's your own.'' The variety of the kids' responses here leads to several witty turns in the negotiations; Martin's relief at being able to go out of business without being left in the hole makes a satisfying conclusion. Karas's sprightly, informal illustrations adroitly catch the humor. (Easy reader. 6-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-590-44396-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1991




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