kid power Author:susan beth pfeffer Winner of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award and the Sequoyah Children's Book Award. — Janie Golden has been counting on a great summer riding a new ten-speed bike with her best friend, Lisa. But when mom loses her job, her dad says, "No new bike." Janie couldn't be more disappointed, until she gets a brilliant idea. "I'll earn th... more »e... more » money myself," she says. And that's how Kid Power begins.
No job is too big or too small, Janie decides, and she puts up a sign in the supermarket. The calls come in fast and furious for jobs as a dog walker, babysitter, cat feeder, gardener -- so many that Janie can hardly handle them all. Kid Power is a huge success, and Janie counts her money ever night. Until she realizes that she's been so busy making money Lisa may never be friends with her again!
". . .the relationships are perceptively depicted, and the dialogue is natural and amusing." ---Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.« less