Very Rich by Polly Horvath

A hilarious read about poverty and wealth, hunger and hamburgers from Polly Horvath. Rupert is very poor and always hungry; there is never enough food at home. A ridiculous accident happens on Christmas Day that introduces him to the ultra-wealthy Rivers family. The book is a series of bizarre adventures hungry Rupert goes on with various members of the Rivers family, from time travel to a simple restaurant. None of the Rivers understand how badly Rupert just needs to eat. In the end, it is his father who understands how important the next meal is. This one is not as fabulous as her classic, The Trolls, but it does supply some Horvath-esque humor when you need it.

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