Lunch Money by Andrew Clements

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Meet Greg Kenton, billionaire in the making.

Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war.
     The problem is, Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail?

About Andrew Clements

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Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular Frindle. More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in central Massachusetts and has four grown children. Visit him at
Published April 17, 2012 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 222 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But when they notice all the other commercial messages in their school, they take their cause to the local school committee.

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Common Sense Media

I love this book!!It was so much fun to read!!It was combined wit all subjects: math, social studies, reading, and it taught kids good life skills..I chose this book to do my book report on at school and I got an A.

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Common Sense Media

This book was the best book I've read it is so good I read it in 3 days it takes me the usual 2-3 weeks to finish but the book was so good I could'nt put it down This book was a book I had to read for my math monthly book report!

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School is the place where kids with money gather every day, and Greg intends to get a good sized piece of the action.

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But obstacles soon get in the way of Greg's thriving business and threaten to shut him down.

Jun 26 2007 | Read Full Review of Lunch Money

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But kids + toys + school is an equation for trouble that Greg should have seen coming, and school principal, Mrs. Davenport, warns him he can't sell toys at school any more.

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