Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire

Pages: 288
Imprint: Rock the Boat

Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire

Nat Amoore

The hilarious story of one bag of cash, two best friends and a whole lot of trouble.
Paperback
9780861540396 (3 Jun 2021)
RRP £6.99

The Book

‘Laughs, family, friendships and a thrilling adventure - Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire has it all.' Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.

‘Fast-paced, clever and completely hilarious with the BEST cast of characters... LOVE IT TO BITS.' Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of Dosh

 

10-year-old Tess is a born entrepreneur. She just needs to come up with the perfect money-making scheme. Then she finds a million quid buried in her back garden. Never mind where the money came from - Tess and her best friend Toby know exactly how to spend it. 

But, as it turns out, spending a million isn't that easy when you're a kid. Cue bouncy castles, sweets, scheming and a whole lot of trouble…

 

Features bonus tips on how to become a schoolyard millionaire inside!

Additional Information

Pages 288
Imprint Rock the Boat

 

About the Author

Nat Amoore wrote and directed international award-winning short film Elemenopee. She currently has a feature film and a kids' TV series in development. Nat was a recipient of the CBCA Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program for 2018. Nat has a kidlit podcast One More Page, which was nominated for the 'Best Newcomer' category at the Australian Podcast Awards 2018. But most importantly, she used to be a trapeze artist and had a pet kangaroo when she was little.

Reviews

‘A thoroughly entertaining read that children will storm through. Wise advice, lots of laughs and an important message about the things money can't buy... Laughs, family, friendships and a thrilling adventure - Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire has it all.'

- Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G.

‘Top tier fun. Fast-paced, clever, and completely hilarious with the BEST cast of characters, including two incredible young entrepreneurs. Packed with life lessons too. LOVE IT TO BITS.'

- Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of Dosh

'Any fan of the Treehouse series will have spent hours inventing the storeys, contraptions and rooms that would be present in their own treehouses, and Nat Amoore's debut novel posits an equally enticing prospect: what would you do if you found a million dollars in your backyard?'

- Guardian

‘Amoore writes with the confidence a good plot can bring - there is no need for drawn out ‘fillers' because the action zips along with exuberance and energy... Despite its peppy tone and galloping plotline, this book has a strong moral core… Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire is a book with bounce, combining action with integrity and an open door to explore some of life's bigger questions. Perfect for budding entrepreneurs, amateur detectives, would-be Greta Thunbergs and pretty much everyone in-between.'

- Armadillo Magazine

'Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire is pure fun and will appeal to both reluctant and keen readers alike . . . Amoore's take is contemporary, super quirky and a rollicking adventure.'

- Children's Books Daily

'I love this book because I could perfectly relate to most of the wacky things Tess did, and because it wasn't too easy or too hard.'

- Kayla Ludeman, age 11

'This is a lively but thoughtful middle-grade fiction that kids aged 8-12 will race through with great pleasure.'

- Books + Publishing

'Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire is a lively, precocious book for readers with big ideas and big hearts.'

- Readings

'This is a fresh, exciting and thrilling read for kids.'

- Kids Book Review



‘Fresh, fast and truly laugh-out-loud funny… Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire is fun, easy to read and full of the good stuff that ten year olds need to know, not least the last lesson: we all make mistakes, learn from them and change.' 


- BookTrust