Thursday, December 13, 2018
#tbt: Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen. 88 p. Wendy Lamb Books/ Random House Children's Books, 2007. 9780385748681. (Own)
Readers who want funny, short, impactful books need look no further than Gary Paulsen. Lawn Boy was published in 2007. A twelve-year-old un-named narrator receives his grandpa's old ride-on lawn mower for his birthday. Not being old enough to work a real job, he hops on the mower and solicits jobs mowing lawns for the summer. Soon, business is booming but not without some wrinkles and bad guys. Each chapter is named for an economic principle that Lawn Boy is dealing with at the time. A sequel, Lawn Boy Returns, was published in 2010.