For All the Money
Ricky Lamb and his family are just struggling to get by when his dad loses his job. But even though they might not have much, the Lamb family still has each other. When the Lambs win the American Dream Sweepstakes and claim their $10-million prize, it seems like they are suddenly on their way to having it all. At first, nothing much changes for Ricky. He hangs out with his best friend Dweeb and younger sister Sally. Soon, though, his parents start arguing over how to spend the money, and old friends turn into jealous new enemies. When an accident involving Ricky, Sally, and Dweeb threatens both lives and friendships, Ricky begins to understand that having money isn't always a guarantee for happiness. And when his parents' faltering marriage faces a serious test, Ricky wants nothing more than to go back to the way things were before. As Ricky watches his family unravel under the weight of their new wealth and status, he begins to understand that the most important things in life can't be bought for all the money in the world. But can the rest of his family realize this same truth before it's too late?
- Paperback | 164 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 9.4mm | 235.87g
- 09 Mar 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Isabel Jean Bonner
Isabel Jean Bonner was born in Philadelphia in 1955. She graduated from Dartmouth College with degrees in English and creative writing, going on to pursue careers in writing, teaching, and tutoring. Bonner's writing includes "For All the Money" (1995), "The Carpet Boy" (1997), a poem entitled "When I Die" in "The National Library of Poetry Anthology" (1995), and several chapbooks of poetry.