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Money, Money, Money

Where It Comes From, How to Save It, Spend It & Make It

by Eve Drobot
illustrated by Claudia Dávila

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list price: $29.95
also available: Paperback
published: 2004
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
imprint: Maple Tree
  • Short-listed, Ontario Library Association, Red Maple Award
  • Short-listed, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards, Diamond Willow Award
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice Selection
  • Commended, VOYA, Non-fiction Honor List
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The history of money is as interesting and varied as the people who’ve used it. Imagine paying for a bag of grains in ancient Sri Lanka with their common currency at the time — elephants! When most people were farmers, and coin mints and banknotes didn’t exist, animals and goods were bartered, like we use money today. Precious metals and special paper revolutionized how we trade for goods and services — it definitely took a load off! But how did it all get organized? Explained here in easy-to-follow language, young readers will understand the basics of a bank’s many functions. Amazing and often humorous stories about master counterfeiters, bank robbers, and computer hackers offer examples of people’s criminal greed for money. But bank robbers rarely get away with their crimes, so your best way for making money is to save and manage what you have. Young readers will learn how to open their own accounts, keep track of their balance, help their money grow, budget for the things they want, and even discover the basics of investment with the handy guide included. Entertaining “Money Myth” sidebars throughout the book explore the theme of money in old sayings, songs, fables, folk tales, customs, and superstitions. And other factoids sprinkled through the book complement the rich text, adding even more to the wealth of fabulous information in Money, Money, Money.

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Editorial Reviews

…highly informative and entertaining anecdotes.

— Canadian Teacher

This book boasts “Everything you need to know about money!” on its back cover and lives up to the claim. The information provided inside is snappy and concise.

— Resource Links

…vivid graphics, photographs and playful artwork…complement the factual material.

— Canadian Children’s Book News

…well written and entertaining.

— Quill & Quire

Detailed text combined with credited photographs and clever illustrations create a book that is both informative and entertaining.

— ForeWord Magazine

This entertaining and informative book will please both browsers and report writers.

— School Library Journal

… Money, Money, Money is such a comprehensive text and learning tool… Parents will glean as much information as their children from this nonfiction book.

— Canadian Jewish News

The basics — the history of money, banks and how they work, the stock market, how interest is calculated — are covered in a clear, simple fashion.

— Tufts Magazine

Adding this informative title to your collection would be money well spent. Highly recommended.

— CM Magazine: Canadian Review of Materials

A wealth of facts, anecdotes and mini-glossaries make this an interesting choice for browsing as well as for sustained reading or research. Computer-generated graphics and color photos enliven the text.

— North Bay Nugget

Money, Money, Money contains a wealth of information that would be difficult to replicate through any amount of individual research. It is an excellent resource for teachers across a wide range of grades and subjects.

— Professionally Speaking
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About the Authors

Eve Drobot

Eve Drobot's varied career has included stints as a senior story editor for Canada AM, a host for Classical 96 Radio's Books & Authors, and a literary columnist for The Globe and Mail. Her writing has appeared in Saturday Night, Newsweek, Toronto Life, and Macleans. Born in Poland, she now lives in Toronto.
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Claudia Dávila

Claudia Dávila is the former art director of Chirp and chickaDEE magazines, and is the author-illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel series The Future According to Luz and the picture book Super Red Riding Hood. Claudia illustrated the powerful and multi-award-winning book Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War by Michel Chikwanine and Jessica Dee Humphreys, Viminy Crowe's Comic Book by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger and The Canadian Kids Guide to Outdoor Fun by Helaine Becker. Claudia was born in Santiago, Chile, and lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

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