Payback on Poplar Lane

by Mincks, Margaret,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary
ABC's Shark Tank meets The Terrible Two when a pair of sixth grade entrepreneurs compete to become top mogul on their block.

Twelve-year-old Peter Gronkowski prides himself on being a professional businessman. Tired of the cliched lemonade stands that line his block, he decides to start a better business with the help of an intern. But his intern of choice, the quiet and writerly Rachel Chambers, turns out to be more than he bargained for. Rachel is innovative, resourceful, driven--and when she's had enough of Peter's overbearing management style, she decides to start a competing empire next door. As their rivalry and sabotage tactics become more outrageous--Slander! Espionage! Lemonade threats!--Peter and Rachel ultimately learn the hard way that "nothing gold can stay" and that friendship is more important than money.

Alternating perspectives reveal what really motivates each character to win. And Peter's memos and "business tips" as well as excerpts from Rachel's melodramatic novel-in-progress generate fresh hilarity and tension at every page turn. Payback on Poplar Lane is a pitch-perfect comedy with heart, reminiscent of your favorite classic middle-grade series.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Twelve-year-old Peter Gronkowski knows he's Poplar Lane's resident business professional: founder, CEO, CFO, and COO of Peter Presents, Inc. To increase his impact, he hires his first unpaid intern, neighbor and classmate Rachel Chambers, a quiet girl who dreams of being a writer. When Peter's constant demands and claims to Rachel's creativity drive her to break away and start a competing business, war is declared. As the stakes escalate, both middle-schoolers resort to tactics that prove disastrous and eventually force them to examine their own conduct and motives. Set in a microcosm where everything is Poplar this and Poplar that, each kid plays an important role entrepreneur, blogger, comic magician for hire, artist yielding humorous situations, relationships, and outcomes. Peppered with exclusive business tips and Rachel's work in progress (Cyrano's Revenge), this series debut provides plenty of laugh-out-loud bits, told in alternating chapters by the competitors. Eventually, Peter and Rachel learn that there are different interpretations of success, that business and friendship require work, and that saying you're sorry isn't unprofessional.--Fredriksen, Jeanne Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Mincks, Margaret. Poplar kids ; bk. 1.
Subjects Entrepreneurship -- Juvenile fiction.
Competition (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Neighborhoods -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle school students -- Juvenile fiction.
Entrepreneurship -- Fiction.
Competition (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Neighborhoods -- Fiction.
Middle school students -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, New York :2018
Audience Ages 8-12.
Language English
Notes Maps on endpapers.
Description 315 pages ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9780425290903
0425290905
9780425290910
0425290913
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