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Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday! Paperback – July 8, 1996

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From Publishers Weekly

According to PW , Manes's sequel to Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! "contains a similar plot and much of the same kid-pleasing humor. This entertaining escapade will provoke chuckles in even the most reluctant readers." Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-5-- Another light romp from the author of Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days (Clarion, 1982). Jason Nozzle is looking for his lost pocket money when he happens onto a muddy book. Dr. K. Pinkerton Silverfish is at it again, this time attempting to teach his readers how to become exceedingly wealthy. Jason is drawn into the scheme and performs all the duties as assigned, fully expecting to be rolling in bills very soon. His assignments range from wearing 37 dollar signs all over his clothes to carefully planting and fertilizing money. The moral of the story is that there are more important things to worry about than the big bucks you don't have, but Manes and Ulrich certainly prove that it makes for hearty laughs and a quick read. --Janie Schomberg, Leal Elementary School, Urbana, IL
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 620L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Yearling (July 8, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440413702
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440413707
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #995,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Bestselling author Stephen Manes has written more than thirty books and hundreds of articles in a long career of making arcane worlds accessible to the uninitiated. Four years in the making, his new book, "Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet," was born of his desire to discover how ballet really happens. Now the book has arrived--with an unprecedented amount of inside information about the world he calls the Land of Ballet, from intense rehearsals and lighting sessions to closed-door casting conferences and business meetings.

The book has already earned acclaim from around the globe. In the United States, BalletScoop and ExploreDance called it a "must-read," and Ballet-Dance Magazine deemed it "not to be missed." In Great Britain, a former dancer writing for Balletco found it "engrossing" and "unparalleled." In Australia, Dancelines said "'Snowflakes' reveals all. . . . I can't imagine any other company allowing a writer the same access . . . " James Fayette, a former Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet, calls the book "a truly in-depth exploration that should be recommended to anyone who craves insight into the very private world of professional ballet and the dancer subculture."

Manes co-wrote the bestselling and much-acclaimed biography "Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry--and Made Himself the Richest Man in America." He wrote long-running columns on personal technology for The New York Times, Forbes, PC World, PC Magazine, and many other publications. He was a creator and co-host of the weekly public television series "Digital Duo."

Manes is also the author of dozens of books for children and young adults. His "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days!" won kid-voted awards in five states and is a curriculum staple in American and French schools. The sequel, "Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday!", quickly became a Publishers Weekly bestseller. His books have been adapted for stage and television productions.

Manes has a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. His writing credits for the screen include programs for ABC Television and KCET/Los Angeles, as well as the 'seventies classic movie "Mother, Jugs & Speed." A native of Pittsburgh, he lives in Seattle.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 6, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is about a boy named Jason. One day he loses his

allowance and uses his brother's metal detector to try to

find it. It doesn't work, but he does find a book. The book

is called "Make Four Million Dollar$ By Next Thur$day".

He reads this book and follows all the directions. The

directions are to do all kinds of crazy things. It is funny

because they are things you would not expect. Does he make

four million dollars? You will have to read the book to find

out.

I would like to have four million dollars, but my family is

more important.

I recommend you first read Stephen Manes' other book "Be a

Perfect Person in Just Three Days" because it is contained

in the storyline of this book. I only gave this book 3 stars

because "Be a Perfect Person..." was funnier.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By NO on March 11, 2001
Format: Paperback
I first read this book in the third grade and still love it!!! I am in the eighth grade now and still enjoy it. It is very funny,and easy to read. One of my favorites!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bayareakirk VINE VOICE on December 19, 2014
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Same story formula as "Be a Perfect Person in Just 3 Days" (also by Manes) but still fun to read as it is different enough to not be completely predictable. It makes reference to the earlier book in fun ways but I don't' think you have to read "perfect person" before reading this. Both books are entertaining reads with mild lessons and read easily and with good humor and some mild suspense throughout to keep you reading. The rating of 8-12 yo sounds right though it could be stretched in both directions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HelpfulReviewer on June 26, 2014
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Make Four Million Dollars By Next Thursday is an amazing sequel to Be A Perfect Person In Just Three Days. I had inferred that it would be about a boy named Milo, just like in Be A Perfect Person In Just Three Days, but it turns out that it was about a boy named Jason who finds a book called Make Four Million Dollars By Next Thursday. Also at the end, he finds out a few things about Milo. All in all I really enjoyed this amazing sequel. I had a lot of fun reading it and I'm sure that you will, too.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By cheeto1 on October 5, 2005
Format: Paperback
Quick! Open up this book and begin reading immediately! Dr. Pinkerton is at it again with this second book on how to

accomplish the impossible. It's funny and easy to read (allow

45 minutes). Like the previous book, Be a Perfect Person in

Just 3 Days, the author has a talent for making you feel like

you are there. Each page leaves you wanting to find out what

comes next. Then suddenly, the book is over. Well, it wasn't

as funny as the last one but if I see another book like this,

you bet I'll read it.
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Format: Paperback
Jason Nozzle wanted to be a multmillionaire. One day he saw a book called "Make four million dollars by next Thursday"He wanted to be multmillionaire so he followed the instructionof what book said.But this book dosn't make him multimillionaire but his book tells him that you have more important things then money.
In my oppinion this book is easy to read and also it tells me that money is not the best thing in the world.
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By A Customer on October 28, 1998
Format: Paperback
A boy loses a $12 allowence and is devistated.He uses his brother's metal detector and finds a bunch of junk.And a book called "Make $4million Dollars by Next Thursday".It shows him the steps to being rich.It turned out being rich is not everything he thought it would be.
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