Overview

With clarity and humor, Martin Jenkins and Satoshi Kitamura take readers on a fascinating tour of the history of money.

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.

Editorial Reviews
  • Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2014 pg. 123 (EAN 9780763674120, Other)
  • Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2014 (EAN 9780763667634, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 09/01/2014 pg. 170 (EAN 9780763667634, Hardcover)
  • Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2014 pg. 32 (EAN 9780763667634, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 09/15/2014 pg. 49 (EAN 9780763667634, Hardcover)
  • Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2014 pg. 123 (EAN 9780763667634, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2015 (EAN 9780763667634, Hardcover)
About the Author

Martin Jenkins is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers, including The Time Book, illustrated by Richard Holland, and The Emperor s Egg, illustrated by Jane Chapman. Martin Jenkins lives in Cambridge, England.

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.

Product Details
Author:  Martin Jenkins,Satoshi Kitamura
ISBN:  0763667633   
Publisher:  Candlwick Press(MA)
Publish Date:  August 05, 2014
Pages:  53 pages
Dimensions:  0.44" H x 9.38" L x 7.88" W (0.9 lbs) 

The History of Money: From Bartering to Banking


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