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ISBN: 9781250107169224 Pages, Ages 9-12
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Charlie Joe's weekly allowance just isn't cutting it and he desperately needs money to buy a Botman, the latest gadget to sweep his middle school. Only catch is, he wants to earn the money by doing the least amount of work possible. After several failed attempts, including a near disastrous day of dog-walking, Charlie Joe hatches a plan to throw his own bar mitzvah (no gifts please—checks only) even though he's not Jewish. Hilarity ensues when throwing a fake coming-of-age party turns out to be much harder than it looks.
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money by Tommy Greenwald is laugh out loud funny, and full of amusing illustrations that fit perfectly with the story.
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I discovered the joy of money when I was little, and my parents gave me and my older sister, Megan, an allowance. Like a dollar a week—nothing major, but enough for candy, or soda,...
Tommy Greenwald, illustrated by J. P. Coovert
J. P. Coovert
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