Parents' Guide to

Lawn Boy

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Boy's funny, absurd get-rich-quick tale has ethical issues.

Book Gary Paulsen Humor 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

i laughed

I think the book was good my favorite part was when the boy said that his parents forgot what he looked like because he's been mowing so much that he barly gets home to eat wiith his own family at night

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (21 ):

This fun book is a short, funny, absurd confection that secretly conveys some ideas worth thinking about, including issues of class and race and hiring and exploiting undocumented workers. Veteran author Gary Paulsen gets right to the point, with no frills or unnecessary description, and readers will be grinning from beginning to end. Lawn Boy might inspire kids to go out and try to earn some money.

Book Details

  • Author: Gary Paulsen
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Publication date: June 20, 2007
  • Number of pages: 88
  • Last updated: September 13, 2021

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