Toothpaste Millionaire

Toothpaste Millionaire

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Sixth-grader Rufus Mayflower doesn't set out to become a millionaire. He just wants to save on toothpaste. Betting he can make a gallon of his own for the same price as one tube from the store, Rufus develops a step-by-step production plan with help from his good friend Kate MacKinstrey. By the time he reaches the eighth grade, Rufus makes more than a gallon--he makes a million! This fun, breezy story set in 1960s Cleveland, Ohio contains many real-life mathematical problems which the characters must solve to succeed in their budding business. Includes black-and-white illustrations by Jan Palmer. This edition includes an exclusive author interview and reader's guide with book summary and discussion more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 129 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.3 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0618759255
  • 9780618759255
  • 94,578

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"Merrill's idealistic construct of how to succeed in business without really trying functions both as a light story and as an explication of free enterprise mechanics." -- Booklist, ALA "The illustrations are engaging, the style is light, the project interesting -- and Rufus a believable genius." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Breezy and fast-moving." -- The Horn Bookshow more

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1,272 ratings
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4 35% (448)
3 19% (244)
2 4% (46)
1 2% (26)
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