The Year Money Grew on Trees is set in New Mexico in the 1980s and tells the story of Jackson Jones and the year he slightly unwillingly becomes an apple farmer. Jackson’s neighbor, Mrs. Nelson offers him a business offer he cannot refuse: the opportunity to tend to 300 apple trees in Mrs. Nelson’s orchard. Jackson and Mrs. Nelson draw up a contract that could leave Jackson as the owner of the orchard if he meets her stipulations. Jackson is able to get help from his siblings and cousins with the promise of a big financial payoff at the end. Will the kids really be able to beat Mrs. Nelson and get to keep their money? Read this wonderful book and find out.
Tags: Intermediate Grades