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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Narrator: Joe Holt Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN: 9780307280787
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Mr. Chickee, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, gives nine year old Steven a mysterious bill with fifteen zeros on it and the image of a familiar but startling face. Could it be a quadrillion dollar bill? Could it be real? Well, Agent Fondoo of the US Treasury Department and his team of Secret Government Agents are determined to get that money back! But Steven and his best friends, Russell and Zoopy the giant dog, are more than a match for the Feds. After all, Steven is the president of the Flint Future Detectives Club, and the inventor of fantastic spying and detecting equipment such as the Snoopeeze 9000!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book will surely appeal to reluctant readers as well as anyone who wants to laugh and find intrigue and just a little bit of magic.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Kids will enjoy the heady mix of conspiracies and everyday happenings.”

    Booklist

  • A Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner for Fiction in 2005

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Akilah | 2/18/2014

    " Listened to this on a road trip. HILARIOUS. We laughed so hard. Great characters, fantastic narrator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josiah | 2/7/2014

    " This book is absolutely hilarious; I'm talking about quite a few laugh-out-loud moments being attributable to this book. There were also some heartfelt scenes snuck in amongst the sublime comedic syntax. Perhaps it's the limited amount of stories published by him, but Christopher Paul Curtis is always 100% on the ball with whatever comes from his pen. Simply put, if it's written by Christopher Paul Curtis, my advice to anyone is: Read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hedap | 2/1/2014

    " Great laughs and easy read. Delightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sameer | 1/26/2014

    " funny little book... was not impressed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaqui | 1/6/2014

    " I wouldn't read this book again but I guess it was ok. It was a little confusing at some times though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamani | 12/29/2013

    " This had some small giggles in it throught out the story, but it is full of mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/29/2013

    " I laughed out loud through the entire book. One of my favorite parts was the discussion of the Poneytail Patriots. I love how Curtis really captures the story through Steven's eyes - even when he's not speaking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/24/2013

    " Pretty funny. Great recommendation for reluctant readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvette | 12/18/2013

    " Re-reading this for a library book club. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ika | 12/7/2013

    " Mr.Chickee's funny money is about this boy who got a quadrilion dollars.He has a friend who was really,really tall but he was just 5 years old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 12/3/2013

    " Very off the wall, but entertaining. Steven Carter is a kid with a wild imagination...or is there more to him than that? That's part of the fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 10/29/2013

    " didn't know what to expect, but this was quite funny in a subtle way that I definitely appreciated more than the kids. we listened to the book and it was very enjoyable. The references to pop music, particularly old soul, is really fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 10/25/2013

    " Cute and funny book, but I was not happy with the ending. It didn't wrap up as neatly as I expected, apparently there are more... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sami | 10/10/2013

    " I wish I had a dictionary that constantly wrote insults. It would come in handy when fighting with my brother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tahquetta | 8/21/2013

    " This book was not what I expected, but still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirstin | 3/5/2013

    " So far so good - of course! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 2/7/2013

    " It's a fine book. Definetly for kids - almost Disney-ish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R | 11/21/2012

    " HILARIOUS. After I read this I listened to some James Brown songs. H.W.M.I.S.B. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aurora | 9/8/2012

    " This is a funny and action filled book. Has very fantastic fantasy like mind control. Awesome book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joann White | 8/24/2012

    " This book is so funny. Especially if you know who James Brown is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mya | 2/9/2012

    " this book will make you think about all the wonders to money "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vicki | 12/5/2011

    " Steven thinks he is a spy/detective & tries to solve the mystery of the funney money that he has been given by older neighbor Mr. Chicken "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 12/2/2011

    " 4th & 5th grade level mystery. fast paced EZ read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 11/5/2011

    " Cute story! Not as deep as other Christopher Paul Curtis' books that I've read, but it was entertaining. The story has little silly details thrown into an otherwise realistic setting. It reminded me of tall tales and oral storytelling a bit and of Robert Munch. My kids loved this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 10/31/2011

    " Disappointing for one of my favorite authors ever. Had a very hard time suspending disbelief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothywashington | 10/27/2011

    " I like it because it was funny and it talks about a freindly freindship between a boy and a man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 10/14/2011

    " Irreverent and goofy, this book takes Christopher Paul Curtis' unmistakable talent for creating very real child characters and blends it with a romping mystery whose lack of realism Curtis acknowledges with a wink and a nod. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Marie | 6/20/2011

    " This was a quick read/listen and a fun mystery to share with kids looking for adventure, but not a long commitment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 2/22/2011

    " It's a fine book. Definetly for kids - almost Disney-ish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne Marie | 5/7/2010

    " This was a quick read/listen and a fun mystery to share with kids looking for adventure, but not a long commitment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sameer | 3/12/2010

    " funny little book... was not impressed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaqui | 2/20/2010

    " I wouldn't read this book again but I guess it was ok. It was a little confusing at some times though "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joann | 12/7/2009

    " This book is so funny. Especially if you know who James Brown is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamani | 6/9/2009

    " This had some small giggles in it throught out the story, but it is full of mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirstin | 5/14/2009

    " So far so good - of course! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristi | 2/19/2009

    " This was the second book I read to my sixth graders. A boy is given a bill that is so outrageously large, and he goes to the FBI to see if it is even real. It's a fun, silly book. I mean, James Brown is on the bill! How crazy is that! The bill is real, and the FBI want it. Craziness ensues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 1/15/2009

    " 4th & 5th grade level mystery. fast paced EZ read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 1/4/2009

    " Cute and funny book, but I was not happy with the ending. It didn't wrap up as neatly as I expected, apparently there are more... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvette | 11/10/2008

    " Re-reading this for a library book club. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hedap | 8/25/2008

    " Great laughs and easy read. Delightful. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Paul Curtis

Christopher Paul Curtis made an outstanding debut in children’s literature with The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963. His second novel, Bud, Not Buddy, is the first book ever to receive both the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Author Award.