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How to Make a Million
     

How to Make a Million

by Rowland Morgan, Judy Brown (Illustrator)
 

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Children's Literature
Why is a dollar bill really worth anything at all? When you look at it, what you possess is only a greenish piece of paper with George Washington's picture on it. Therefore, how did pieces of paper and coins come to represent specific amounts of "face value?" This and many other intriguing questions about money are presented in this selection from the "How To" series published by Franklin Watts. In this illustrated look at money, its origins and its pursuit, Rowland Morgan takes the reader into the sometimes-confusing world of fiduciary matters. Morgan details how societies came to value specific currencies rather than remaining barter systems. Coinage across the globe is described with particular attention to the money systems used in countries such as the United States, Great Britain, Japan and Germany. The author also provides a humorous look at legal and illegal ways of becoming a millionaire. Presented in an informative, yet tongue- in-cheek manner, this book will offer readers a sturdy introduction to the world of currency. It is a fine selection for readers with an interest in capitalism and wealth in general. 2001, Franklin Watts, $14.00 and $4.95. Ages 9 to 13. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

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ISBN-13:
9780531148198
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
How to Series
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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