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THE GET RICH QUICK CLUB by Dan Gutman

THE GET RICH QUICK CLUB

By Dan Gutman (Author) , Dan Gutman (Illustrator)

Age Range: 8 - 12

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-06-053440-0
Publisher: HarperCollins

Eleven-year-old Gina Tumolo loves money and wants nothing more than to make a million dollars this summer. To that end she, her best friend Rob, Australian transplant Quincy, and the eight-year-old Bogle twins form their own company. Their plan: fake a UFO photo and sell it to the tabloids. When The National Truth won’t bite, they sell it for $15 to the Farmington Journal. TV reporters follow. Gina is tongue-tied in front of the camera, but the Bogle twins’ facility for outlandish fibbing sparks a national phenomenon. Just when it seems $10 million might be the result, someone has an attack of conscience. The characters are regular kids and the story is believable, silly fun to a point. Quincy’s constant Australian slang, translated in footnotes, might annoy some while teaching useful, new epithets to others. Fans of Gregory Maguire’s Hamlet Chronicles will enjoy this fluffy, summer read with a fun twist ending. (Fiction 8-12)