Smart About Money: A Rich History

Smart About Money: A Rich History

by Jon Lee Anderson, Thor Wickstrom
     
 

Bill Green loves money and is willing to do almost anything to make some extra cash. So when Mrs. Brandt asks her students to write a report on any subject that fascinates them, Bill chooses money, of course! Filled with tons of cool facts, wonderful illustrations, and photographs of coins and money from all over the world, Money: A Rich History is worth

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Bill Green loves money and is willing to do almost anything to make some extra cash. So when Mrs. Brandt asks her students to write a report on any subject that fascinates them, Bill chooses money, of course! Filled with tons of cool facts, wonderful illustrations, and photographs of coins and money from all over the world, Money: A Rich History is worth every penny!

Illustrated by Thor Wickstrom.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
One might expect a history of money to be deadly dull. But with Anderson's lively text and Wickstrom's delightfully silly cartoon illustrations, this book is both informative and fun to read. Written to sound like a grade-schooler's report, the book chronicles the development of money systems from bartering, to the Vikings' use of dried codfish, to the Romans' use of salt, to the invention of precious-metal coins, to paper money, and to credit cards. Along the way, we learn how coins are minted, how paper money is printed and disposed of, and all about modern anti-counterfeiting techniques. One could have wished for a more comprehensive list of additional resources at the end of the book—a website address for the U.S. Mint, for example, would be particularly helpful. Still, this is a terrific introduction to the world of money and would be particularly effective in supporting a classroom economics curriculum. This book is part of the "Smart About" series. 2003, Grosset and Dunlap/Penguin Young Readers Group, Ages 8 to 12.
—Barbara Carroll Roberts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448432052
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/24/2003
Series:
Smart About History
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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