A history of money, beginning with the barter system in prehistoric times, to the first use of coins and paper money, to the development of the modern monetary system. "A windfall for whole-language classrooms and for nonfiction pleasure readers." -- School Library Journal, starred review
About the Author
Betsy Maestro taught kindergarten and first grade for eleven years and earned a master's degree in elementary guidance. Since 1974, she has collaborated with her husband, Giulio, on more than forty-five books for young children, including The Story of the Statue of Liberty and A More Perfect Union, an ALA Notable Book. Their books for Clarion include Delivery Van: Words for Town and Country and All Aboard Overnight: A Book of Compound Words.
Giulio Maestro is an author and artist who has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers, including Marvin Terban's GUPPIES IN TUXEDOS: FUNNY EPONYMS and IT FIGURES! FUN FIGURES OF SPEECH. He lives with his wife, Betsy, in Old Lyme, Connecticut.