With frostbitten fingers, sleepless nights and sore muscles, 14-year-old Jackson Jones and his posse of cousins discover the lost art of winging it when they take over an orchard of 300 wild apple trees. They know nothing about pruning or irrigation or pest control, but figure it out they mustaif they are to avoid losing $8, 000 (because of an unfair contract). With spot illustrations for mechanical-loving readersathe gears of a tractor, a plow with disksaand with mathematical calculations of the great mount of money to be earned, this novel has the sort of can-do spirt and sense of earned independence not often found in today's fiction.After the green apple experience, Lisa became very upset about what she called awasting apples.a aAll the apple throwing and eating till youa#39;re sick is like throwing money away, a she lectured. aThink about how much each apple is worth.
|Title||:||The Year Money Grew on Trees|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2010-09-06|