THE RICHEST KIDS IN TOWN by Peg Kehret

THE RICHEST KIDS IN TOWN

Age Range: 9 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Peter Dodge III is terribly lonely when he and his family move to a new town and he can't seem to make any friends. His one goal is to earn $235 for air fare so that he can go back and visit his best friend, Tommy, over the summer. Peter has a whole notebook full of money-making schemes, and he recruits Wishbone Wyoming--also a Third--to help him implement them. Wishbone is game, and the two young entrepreneurs try everything from an alternative health club to a rubber-duck race in a local stream. All the ideas are ingenious. The only problem is that Peter and Wishbone don't make any money. (Maybe if they had written the contestant numbers on the rubber ducks with waterproof markers, or the address of their club on the flyers....) Eventually Peter realizes that he doesn't care anymore whether or not he earns the $235 because he is having so much fun just trying. Visiting Tommy doesn't seem as important, either, since Peter would rather stay home and spend the summer with his new best friend, Wishbone. Clever antics in this fun book from the author of Horror at the Haunted House (1992). (Fiction. 9+)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-525-65166-7
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1994




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