How to Get Fabulously Rich

Thomas Rockwell, Author Franklin Watts $0 (134p) ISBN 978-0-531-15180-8
The How to Eat Fried Worms gang is back. This time, Billy has been spending his allowance on lottery tickets, sure that he will win. He already knows what he will do with the prize. Then he does win, and everybody seems to want a cut of the money. Before long, none of his friends are talking to him, and Billy realizes that winning isn't always as fun as playing the game. Like Fried Worms , this short novel has a quirky magnetism, but references to earlier adventures undermine the narrative. Rockwell's style is highly dramatic, with quick cuts between scenes and some action devolving off-camera, so less careful or adept readers may be confused by the novel's sometimes oblique flow. Fans will, however, gladly overlook these minor irritations in exchange for Rockwell's lighthearted and fanciful storytelling. Illustrations not seen by PW. Ages 10-14. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1990
Release date: 01/01/1990
Paperback - 144 pages - 978-0-440-40546-7
Library Binding - 134 pages - 978-0-531-10877-2
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