The History of Money

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The History of Money
From Bartering to Banking

author: Martin Jenkins

What can take the form of a stone with a hole in the middle, a string of shells, a piece of paper, or a plastic card? The answer is money, of course. But when did we start using it? And why? What does money have to do with writing? And how do taxes and interest work? From the Stone Age to modern banking, this lighthearted and engaging account traces the history of the stuff that makes the world go round.

With clarity and humor, Martin Jenkins and Satoshi Kitamura take readers on a fascinating tour of the history of money.
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$7.99 / $9.00
0763674125 /  9780763674120
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Non-Fiction / EBook
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
64 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
Concepts; History; Social Science; Social Science;
author’s comments:
Martin Jenkins is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers, including The Time Book, illustrated by Richard Holland, and The Emperorís Egg, illustrated by Jane Chapman. Martin Jenkins lives in Cambridge, England.
illustrator’s comments:
Satoshi Kitamura has won several awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the National Art Library Award from the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a Nestle Children's Book Prize Silver Medal. He lives in Japan.
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