What would you do if you found a money tree in your house?
An intriguing concept explored with great humour and verve, by the author of the Roxy Ran series, Tiffiny Hall. Maxine Edwards is used to insects climbing between the floorboards in her family’s run-down house, but she is very surprised when she discovers banknotes creeping through the cracks into her bedroom.
Where has the money come from and who does it belong to? The answer to the mystery lies somewhere in the house, but in the meantime, what is Maxi to do with this money?
And by taking just one note, the trouble begins.
When Maxi’s family rent a run down old house in a wealthy suburb, and their Dad teaches at her school, how can she hope to fit in?
Maxi doesn’t mind too much, unlike her older sister Fleur, but it would be nice not to be picked on all the time. Having pet lizards doesn’t help the cause. But could all this change with the discovery of a real money tree growing in their basement?
Maxi wants to use the ever blossoming money, mostly for good, but Fleur goes on a mad spending spree. Surely their secret will be discovered!
An intriguing look at how money can change people’s lives and whether money really can buy happiness.
A good read for middle to upper primary students.
Reviewed by Rob