THE GET RICH QUICK CLUB

Dan Gutman, Author, Angela Goethals, Read by
Dan Gutman, Author, Angela Goethals, Read by , read by Angela Goethals. HarperChildren's Audio $17.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-073586-9
Reviewed on: 12/13/2004
Release date: 07/01/2004
Library Binding - 118 pages - 978-0-06-053441-7
Paperback - 118 pages - 978-0-06-053442-4
Hardcover - 128 pages - 978-0-06-053440-0
Prebound-Sewn - 118 pages - 978-1-4178-1804-4
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-06-083501-9
Downloadable Audio - 978-0-06-083502-6
Open Ebook - 128 pages - 978-0-06-178450-7
Peanut Press/Palm Reader - 128 pages - 978-0-06-178453-8
Ebook - 128 pages - 978-0-06-178455-2
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With an even-keeled delivery and good sense of humor, Goethals becomes 11-year-old Gina Tumolo, a girl who loves money—she dreams of it, longs for it—and is not ashamed to admit it. With the goal of becoming a millionaire by the time she's a teenager, ambitious Gina moves swiftly into action, forming the Get Rich Quick Club. The five kid members (including a perky girl from Australia armed with an arsenal of colorful idioms), each with his or her own quirky "talent," make a pact to pile up the cash by summer's end.Hatching an account of a UFO sighting, replete with photos, is the first attention-getting, and potentially lucrative, step. Goethals does a commendable job with the character voices (including Australian Quincy) and maintains the lightheartedness that suffuses the comic, outlandish plot points. Listeners will have just as much fun hearing how the scheme unravels as they did during the build-up. Ages 8-12. (Sept.)

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