Millionaires for the month

by McAnulty, Stacy,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Summary
How would you spend five million dollars in 30 days? A billionaire's wallet, a bizarre challenge, and an unlikely friendship send two kids on a wild adventure. From the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl .

How would you spend five million dollars in 30 days? A billionaire's wallet, a bizarre challenge, and an unlikely friendship send two kids on a wild adventure. From the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl .

Felix Rannells and Benji Porter were never supposed to be field-trip partners. Felix is a rule follower. Benji is a rule bender. They're not friends. And they don't have anything to talk about. Until . . .

They find a wallet. A wallet that belongs to tech billionaire Laura Friendly. They're totally going to return it-but not before Benji "borrows" twenty dollars to buy hot dogs. Because twenty dollars is like a penny to a billionaire, right?

But a penny has value. A penny doubled every day for thirty days is $5,368,709.12! So that's exactly how much money Laura Friendly challenges Felix and Benji to spend. They have thirty days. They can't tell anyone. And there are LOTS of other rules. But if they succeed, they each get ten million dollars to spend however they want.

Challenge accepted! They rent cool cars, go to Disney World, buy pizza for the whole school-and that's just the beginning! But money can't buy everything or fix every problem. And spending it isn't always as easy and fun as they thought it would be. . . .

As smart as it is entertaining, Millionaires for the Month is a thought-provoking story about friendship, privilege, and the value of a penny.
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Upstate New York seventh graders Felix Rannells and Benji Porter have nothing in common: Felix is small, serious, and a star basketball guard, while Benji is a tall, carefree class clown, so neither is pleased to be partnered for a class field trip. When they find billionaire Laura Friendly's lost wallet but decide to steal $20 for a snack before returning it, she issues a challenge: spend $5 million in a month ("a penny doubled every day for thirty days"). If they succeed and follow all the rules, including keeping the contest secret, they will receive $10 million each. Benji's family is wealthy, while Felix's single mom works two jobs, but both boys are eager to win. At first it's easy: they hire a driver, book hotel suites, and take a private jet to Disney World. But the money eventually causes tension in both families, and both boys are seen as "selfish jerks." The duo is relatable, and the realities of middle school are well wrought, with crushes and crushing embarrassment alike. While the final message about money rings true, reading about wasteful spending during a grim economic reality may not appeal. Ages 8--12. Agent: Lori Kilkelly, LK Literary. (June)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Money -- Juvenile fiction.
Wealth -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle school students -- Juvenile fiction.
Money -- Fiction.
Wealth -- Fiction.
Middle school students -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Audience Ages 8-12.
Language English
Description 323 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780593175255
0593175255
9780593175262
0593175263
9780593305461
0593305469
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