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At last, empty pitchers.

Pauline tips the green plastic box and pours their quarters onto the table.

Eleven cups sold.

Five cups for fifty cents is ten quarters.

Six cups for twenty-five cents is six quarters.

“Ten plus six is sixteen quarters, and that’s four dollars,” Pauline tells John-John.

Then she begins to cry.

“Why are you sad?” John-John asks.

“We have sixteen quarters now,” Pauline sniffs, “but we spent twenty-four.”

“Sixteen is money!” says John-John.

“We didn’t
make
money,” she tells him.

“We lost it.”

“But look at all these quarters!” he shouts.

“Fewer than we had before,” says Pauline.

John-John thinks.

“Will sixteen quarters buy two Popsicles?”

Popsicles!

Two dollars each.

One lemon, one lime.

Sixteen quarters, and that’s four dollars.

One brother, one sister.

One mean wind in winter.

One lemonade stand, now closed for business.

  
EMILY JENKINS
is the author of the popular Toys trilogy:
Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party
, and
Toys Come Home,
which
Booklist
, in a starred review, called “a timeless story of adventure and friendship to treasure aloud or independently.” She has written numerous other books for children, including the picture book 
Sugar Would Not Eat It
and two
Boston Globe–Horn Book
Honor Books:
Five Creatures
and
That New Animal
. Learn more and find resources for teachers at
emilyjenkins.com
.

  
G. BRIAN KARAS
is the prolific and award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including
Neville
by Norton Juster and
Clever Jack Takes the Cake
by Candace Fleming. His other books include
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?
by Margaret McNamara and
Are You Going to Be Good?
by Cari Best, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. He is also the author and illustrator of
Home on the Bayou
, a
Boston Globe–Horn
Book Award winner. Mr. Karas lives in Rhinebeck, New York. You can visit him at
gbriankaras.com
.

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