Eddie’s Pay Dirt by Carolyn Haywood, TX105,3rd Scholastic paperback printing, 1968, 94 pages. Illustrated by the author.
DESCRIPTION: “Dangerous! Atom bomb! Very Valuable! Pay dirt!
Eddie’s back from Texas with all his ‘valuable property.’
The atom bomb? It’s not exactly a bomb yet. Just rocks. ‘Uranium!’ says Eddie. ‘Junk.’ says his brother. Both are wrong! As for the pay dirt- that’s the biggest surprise of all.
There’s always something funny and exciting going on when Eddie Wilson is around. Who else would call the Rialto Movie Theatre about making giant hamburgers? Who else would be dressed as an Easter bunny when the newsreel cameramen came?” (from the back cover)