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That Costs Two Shells: The History of Money

That Costs Two Shells: The History of Money

by Nancy Loewen, Brian Jensen
     
 

Provides an introduction to money, including the use of trading, and the origins of coins and paper money.

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Provides an introduction to money, including the use of trading, and the origins of coins and paper money.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Young Scott, attends an after-school program where Mrs. Gates and Mr. Willer explain currency to him—beginning with the days of trading one set of goods for another. They then trace the history of money from what actual items were traded the most to how Asian countries started using cowrie shells as a medium of exchange. Scott is then shown replicas of ancient coins that would have been used in Greece, Italy and Europe. Mr. Willer goes on to explain how money is continually changing—from paper money into today's society of electronic money transfers using direct deposits, credit cards and the Internet. At the end of the text, the author includes details on what can be found on U.S. currency, some fun facts, and a glossary. This book is full of facts and would be a useful resource in introducing currency in math classes, as well as a nonfiction narrative in reading classes. 2005, Picture Window Books, Ages 8 to 12.
—Angela Olkey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404811591
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Let's See Library - Holidays Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Loewen writes fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Recent awards include: 2012 Minnesota Book Awards finalist (The LAST Day of Kindergarten); 2011 Bank Street's Best Children's Books of the Year (Share a Scare: Writing Your Own Scary Story); 2011 Book of Note, Tri-State Young Adult Review Committee (Stubborn as a Mule and Other Silly Similes); and 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (Writer's Toolbox Series). She's also received awards from The American Library Association, the New York Public Library, the Independent Book Publishers Association, and the Society of School Librarians International. Nancy holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University, St. Paul. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two teenage children.

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