Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

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by Christopher Paul Curtis
     
 

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Mr. Chickee, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, gives 9-year-old Steven a mysterious bill with 15 zeros on it and the image of a familiar but startling face. Could it be a quadrillion dollar bill? Could it be real? Well, Agent Fondoo of the U.S. Treasury Department and his team of Secret Government Agents are determined to get that money back! But

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Mr. Chickee, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, gives 9-year-old Steven a mysterious bill with 15 zeros on it and the image of a familiar but startling face. Could it be a quadrillion dollar bill? Could it be real? Well, Agent Fondoo of the U.S. Treasury Department and his team of Secret Government Agents are determined to get that money back! But Steven and his best friends, Russell and Zoopy the giant dog, are more than a match for the Feds. After all, Steven is the president of the Flint Future Detectives Club, and the inventor of fantastic spying and detecting equipment such as the Snoopeeze 9000!

Editorial Reviews

This novel by Newbery Award-winning author Christopher Paul Curtis begins with a simple money transfer. Mr. Chickee, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, hands nine-year-old Steven a mysterious bill. It contains no fewer than 15 zeros. Could it be a quadrillion-dollar bill? Steven and his best friends, Russell and Zoopy the dog, are determined to find out. A hilarious detective story by author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham and Bud Not Buddy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440229193
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/23/2007
Series:
Flint Future Detectives Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
161,653
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Christopher Paul Curtis grew up in Flint, Michigan. He and his wife, Kay, have two children and live in Ontario, Canada.

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