The Toothpaste Millionaire, Jean Merrill

The Toothpaste Millionaire

By Jean Merrill
Level 4

Creative and self-motivated sixth graders Rufus Mayflower and Kate MacKinstrey start a toothpaste company that becomes incredibly successful. This story, originally published in 1972, is a fun book with messages about entrepreneurship and creativity. It is not a top pick, but it is clean and shows how helpful math skills are in real life.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region United States, Ohio, Cleveland
Period 20th Century, 1960s
Genre Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • 5 Entertainment Value
  • 2 Moral Value
  • 2 Educational Value
  • 2.5 Literary Value
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