The Toothpaste Millionaire

CD - unabridged
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: C2146
Released: Dec 17, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402551222
Narrator/s: Julie Dretzin
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Description

Twelve-year-old Rufus Mayflower is a genius at figuring things out. The young African-American boy can draw a map to almost anywhere in Cleveland, make a pattern for saddlebags, and calculate to the penny how much money a project will need. He also has a good sense of what things should cost. So when he is annoyed by the prices in the drugstore, Rufus decides to make his own, less expensive toothpaste. Katy, his best friend, is eager to help him, and it's not long before the two pals are in business. As Rufus and Katy develop a recipe, do taste tests, and put their friends to work packing the toothpaste, a wonderful story of success and friendship unfolds. Prepared by the Bank Street College of Education, this book will inspire and entertain all youngsters and provide valuable lessons about how the business world works.

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Homework Pack
Author(s): Jean Merrill
Narrator(s): Julie Dretzin
Product Number 3A198
Released: Sep 22, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402551239
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Class Set
Author(s): Jean Merrill
Narrator(s): Julie Dretzin
Product Number 3K198
Released: May 12, 2005
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ISBN: #9781402551246
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Jean Merrill
Product Number 43422
Released: Jan 31, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788757914
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Jean Merrill
Product Number 12871
Released: Feb 07, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Sandpiper
ISBN: #9780618759255

Professional reviews

"Rufus devised a toothpaste formula for a fraction of what the big companies charge. He opens for business in his garage and quickly evolves into the Toothpaste Millionaire. Amazingly, Rufus is only 12! This tale starts believably but becomes quite farfetched by the second tape. Dretzin reads all characters in the same voice, so it does not provide enough imagery for the recommended age group. She sounds 20-something, clearly older than the characters she represents, which is another impediment to engaging young listeners. The text is enjoyably silly, but this audio version would be more successful for an older audience. A.G.H. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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