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For Rufus Mayflower and Kate Mackinstrey, becoming a millionaire isn’t impossible. For Henry Green, maybe getting chocolate fever isn’t the end of the world. When good things happen, it can be hard to get through the nitty-gritty obstacles that get in the way. When bad things happen, it can seem impossible to overcome them, but, in the end, we do! Learn how to persevere and succeed in overcoming obstacles and achieving your goals with Rufus, Kate, and Henry.


  • Day and Time: Monday, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Class Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Dates: March 31, 2025 - April 28, 2025
    • No class April 14 (Spring Break)
  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required materials: 
    • The Toothpaste Millionaire, by Jean Merrill

    • Chocolate Fever, by Robert Kimmel Smith


The Toothpaste Millionaire, by Jean Merrill
Likable, clever, and inventive sixth-graders Rufus Mayflower and Kate Mackinstrey develop and sell toothpaste to become millionaires in just one year! This fun, breezy story includes many real-life mathematical problems which the characters must solve to succeed in their budding business.


Chocolate Fever, by Robert Kimmel Smith
Henry Green is a boy who loves chocolate. He likes it bitter, sweet, dark, light, and daily; for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; in cakes, candy bars, milk, and every other form you can possibly imagine. Henry probably loves chocolate more than any boy in the history of the world. One day-it starts off like any other day-Henry finds that strange things are happening to him. First, he makes medical history with the only case of Chocolate Fever ever. Then he finds himself caught up in a wild and hilarious chase, climaxed by a very unusual hijacking!


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