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The Get Rich Quick Club [NOOK Book]

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We, the members of the Get Rich Quick Club, in order to form a more perfect summer, vow that we will figure out a way to make a million dollars by September. We agree that neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will prevent us from achieving our stated goal, till death do us part.

Gina Tumolo and her Get Rich Quick Club are determined to make their summer pay off. They're going to make a pact and hatch a scheme, and their small-town life will...

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Overview

We, the members of the Get Rich Quick Club, in order to form a more perfect summer, vow that we will figure out a way to make a million dollars by September. We agree that neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will prevent us from achieving our stated goal, till death do us part.

Gina Tumolo and her Get Rich Quick Club are determined to make their summer pay off. They're going to make a pact and hatch a scheme, and their small-town life will never be the same again.

Summer vacation in their small Maine town does not look too promising until twelve-year-old Gina and four of her friends make a pact to become millionaires before school starts in September.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Gutman's (Honus & Me; the Baseball Card Adventures) light, sprightly-paced story introduces a quintet of kids who start a club with the intention of making lots of money fast. Eleven-year-old narrator Gina ("CEO") believes that money makes the world go around ("My goal is to make my first million by the time I'm a teenager"). She masterminds the club's plan along with Rob, who Gina explains "sees the world differently from other people" and is "probably a genius," Quincy, an Australian girl whose colloquialisms are translated (rather annoyingly) with footnotes at the bottom of the pages; and a pair of eight-year-old twins with a penchant for stretching the truth very far. After the kids decide against several suggested money-making schemes marketing microwavable ketchup-filled pillows; writing a rap song ("Rappers make millions of dollars," says one twin) Rob proposes photographing a phony UFO and selling the picture to the media. The tale grows taller as the twins embellish their UFO story for TV crews and the "sighting" makes national headlines, bringing masses of "UFO nuts" to town. Readers will hardly be surprised when the hoax is revealed, yet Gutman adds an unexpected final twist to this kid-pleasingly over-the-top tale. Ages 8-12. (Aug.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
One summer five kids try to beat boredom by starting their own business GRQ, whose mission is earn a million dollars before school starts. They create a fake photograph of a UFO landing and sell it to the newspaper. This starts a nationwide UFO craze with the kids at the center. Offers with money start rolling in as tabloid sheets compete for exclusive interviews. The outlandish plot of this book will appeal to children in the lower half of its intended audience. Gutman dedicated the book "to kids everywhere who don't like to read," and as such he has written a book that is a light and easy read. However, the book is too simplistic to demand much attention from middle-school-aged children. The humor, particularly the Australian slang-speaking Quincy, will hold some readers, but generally speaking, the book fails to capture the emotions of its readers. This is not the best of Gutman's work. 2004, HarperCollins Publishers, and Ages 8 to 12.
—Mary Helen Sheriff
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Gina, 11, dreams of making her first million this summer and becoming the next Bill Gates, and she recruits two of her classmates, as well as the annoying neighborhood twins, to help her. They call themselves the Get Rich Quick Club. With Gina as the CEO, they devise their company charter and bylaws and decide to fake a UFO sighting and sell their bogus photos to the tabloids for profit. The antics that follow are sure to tickle readers' funny bones. When it seems that the kids will succeed with their plan, the rug is pulled out from under them and their dreams are quickly dashed. However, a fun twist at the end pokes fun at tabloid papers and alleged alien encounters. Gutman's fans will not be disappointed by this fast-paced, comedic tale, and it's ideal for reluctant readers.-Linda Zeilstra Sawyer, Skokie Public Library, IL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061973239
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 262,418
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
  • File size: 570 KB

Meet the Author

Dan Gutman

Dan Gutmanis the author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies, and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 8 million copies! Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, he has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. Dan Gutman lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with his wife, Nina, and their two children, Sam and Emma.

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The Get Rich Quick Club AER

Chapter One

Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

I, Gina Tumolo, love money. So I guess it makes sense for me to dream about it.

I, Gina Tumolo, want to be a millionaire.

There, I said it. I know it's not cool to say it, but it's the truth, so I might as well admit it. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved money. In fact, the first memory I have is of money. I was sitting on the couch watching TV one day, and I found a dollar bill stuck inside the cushions. I must have been four years old.

I remember looking at those mysterious markings on the bill. The pyramid with that creepy-looking eye floating through it. What did it mean, I wondered? It all seemed very mystical and magical and wonderful.

I realize that money is just pieces of paper and disks of metal. But from a very young age, I was aware that those papers and disks were powerful. They could be exchanged for other things. You could turn them into just about anything.

This was amazing to me. You could actually walk into a store, hand somebody some green pieces of paper, and then take something from the store to bring home with you. To keep!

Incredible! And the more of that green paper you had, I quickly learned, the more stuff you could bring home.

Wow! What a fantastic idea! I wanted to get as much of that green paper as possible.

I never had many toys when I was little. My parents didn't have much money back then. Whenever I asked for something, they would give me the old line "It costs too much," or "Money doesn't grow on trees." Maybe that's why all I ever wanted was to accumulate as much money as I could.

Welearned in school that King Tut became the ruler of all Egypt when he was about my age, eleven. He owned all the treasures of the kingdom. Bill Gates, I know, started Microsoft when he was barely twenty, and it wasn't long before he became the richest person in the world.

Why not me? I asked myself. Why can't I, Gina Tumolo, accumulate a vast fortune at a very young age? What's stopping me?

Nothing. Other kids want to be in the Olympics, or they want to become rock stars or presidents. Good for them. I want to be a millionaire. My goal is to make my first million before I'm a teenager.This is the story of the most amazing summer I ever had. It was the summer I started the Get Rich Quick Club.

The Get Rich Quick Club AER. Copyright © by Dan Gutman. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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First Chapter

The Get Rich Quick Club

Chapter One

Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

I, Gina Tumolo, love money. So I guess it makes sense for me to dream about it.

I, Gina Tumolo, want to be a millionaire.

There, I said it. I know it's not cool to say it, but it's the truth, so I might as well admit it. Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved money. In fact, the first memory I have is of money. I was sitting on the couch watching TV one day, and I found a dollar bill stuck inside the cushions. I must have been four years old.

I remember looking at those mysterious markings on the bill. The pyramid with that creepy-looking eye floating through it. What did it mean, I wondered? It all seemed very mystical and magical and wonderful.

I realize that money is just pieces of paper and disks of metal. But from a very young age, I was aware that those papers and disks were powerful. They could be exchanged for other things. You could turn them into just about anything.

This was amazing to me. You could actually walk into a store, hand somebody some green pieces of paper, and then take something from the store to bring home with you. To keep!

Incredible! And the more of that green paper you had, I quickly learned, the more stuff you could bring home.

Wow! What a fantastic idea! I wanted to get as much of that green paper as possible.

I never had many toys when I was little. My parents didn't have much money back then. Whenever I asked for something, they would give me the old line "It costs too much," or "Money doesn't grow on trees." Maybe that's why all I ever wanted was to accumulate as much money as I could.

We learned in school that King Tut became the ruler of all Egypt when he was about my age, eleven. He owned all the treasures of the kingdom. Bill Gates, I know, started Microsoft when he was barely twenty, and it wasn't long before he became the richest person in the world.

Why not me? I asked myself. Why can't I, Gina Tumolo, accumulate a vast fortune at a very young age? What's stopping me?

Nothing. Other kids want to be in the Olympics, or they want to become rock stars or presidents. Good for them. I want to be a millionaire. My goal is to make my first million before I'm a teenager. This is the story of the most amazing summer I ever had. It was the summer I started the Get Rich Quick Club.

The Get Rich Quick Club. Copyright © by Dan Gutman. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2005

    Recommended

    If you're looking for a funny, over-the-top book to recommend for any child, make it this one. The story is fast-paced and a good read, and characters like the Australian Quincy give the book some nice laughs (albeit the author does go a little out of his way to say some pretty obscure australian things) and the two 'drones' who continually have to go to the bathroom whenever things get bad make for an interesting story. This is an easy read, but it's fun and has a nice little jab at morale.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

    The End Ruined It!

    The book was good until you hit the ending. They built up a great storyline and then, BAM! The book just spirals downhill. What a letdown! It does sort of have a moral attached to it, but I won't spoil it for you...

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Awesome

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Great

    I dont have the book on my nook but i read it i thought it was a wierd and great book.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    AWESOME BOOK

    This book was very well ritten for kids for me as teacher i read kids books befor i put them on the shelfs and ihave to say this book is great

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Tap here

    Buy this book it is a amzing

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Great book

    I love it "

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Loved it!!!!!!!!

    It was super duper coper toer foper funny !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    MIDNIGHT CLOUDS HOUSE

    Here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    I AM A WEIRDO

    I like chicken. M ymom says im a weirdo and my dad says i qm specail
    Hahahahahahaha

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Ssssssswwwwwweeeeeeaaaaaaattttttt

    Book is the best over all the best book I'v read was the homework machine its the best over all of the dan gutman book hes ever made but if you like the homework machine you may like the return of the homework machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    This is a really good book.

    I really wanted to read this book after my friend read it because she told it was really really good. I've read the book and it is good, but was shorter than I had expected. Nevertheless it is a good, funny, and interesting book. I recommend it for all ages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Yay

    Im on my ummmi think 24th page and NEED to find out what happends next but the bad news is i forgot my beloved drawing book and my lovly the get rich quick club book in my stuped desk! So now i have to wait till monday.but you want to know my vote..... i give......134743374373573267465447952678544878989747953766898486544487597954567564376378643854593853946458575858 stars but since i cant i have to give five so five stars!plz buy i luv it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Okay,

    This was not my favorite book. But, i liked their ideas. Funny ending. If you like funny stories, then this is a book you should read.:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    Ewwwww

    What was dan thinkn

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Funny

    It was very funny if you ask me i did a book report on it and once i started it i couldnt stop

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Not worth it

    Okay book, but not woth the $$$

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2011

    horrible disgrace not sutible for kids

    horrible bad moral bad attitudes in book makes mt kid act gorrible after this book

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 31, 2011

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    Posted November 25, 2011

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