Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Year Money Grew on Trees by Aaron Hawkins

The Year Money Grew on Trees is an interesting book. It follows a boy named Jackson Jones. When his widowed neighbor convinces herself she has cancer, she becomes determined to find the 'true heir' to the apple orchard her husband once tended. Jackson signs a contract saying if he can earn over $8,000 he will own the orchard. Even with the help of his cousins, he doesn't realize that with 300 trees, $8,000 is nearly impossible. Because his neighbor gets the first $8,000 he earns, in order to pay his cousins he needs to make a lot. But can 6 apple novices pull it off? I recommend this book for kids 10-12 who are interested in farming. Otherwise, it might be dull. It was 293 pages long. Happy Reading, NNY'er!

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