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Follow Your Money

Who gets it, who spends it, where does it go?

by Kevin Sylvester & Michael Hlinka

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list price: $13.99
also available: Hardcover Paperback
published: 2013
publisher: Annick Press
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 12
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
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You pay for that cool pair of shoes or a new CD. But what happens to that money once it leaves your hands? Who actually pockets it or puts it into the bank? This lively, kid-friendly book answers these questions and more:

• Why are designer jeans so much more expensive than no-name ones? • Why does a burger cost $4.50 when the ingredients only cost $1.38? • How do credit cards work?

Discover the trail your money takes as it goes to pay for everything including the raw materials used to make a product, the workers who produce it, and the advertisers who promote it.

Humorous illustrations demystify the process by providing a visual breakdown of all the elements involved in monetary transactions. Accessible and fun, Follow Your Money is a vital introduction to the way money flows.

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Editorial Review

“… simply by explaining how a credit card works or why energy companies make a dollar on seemingly every transaction, readers will find themselves wondering about transparency and the ownership of natural resources.”

— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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About the Authors

Kevin Sylvester

Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning writer, illustrator, and broadcaster. His books include the MiNRS trilogy and the Neil Flambé series. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit him at KevinSylvesterBooks.com or on Twitter @KevinArts.


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Michael Hlinka

Michael Hlinka teaches college and university courses in Toronto and provides business commentary for CBC Radio.
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