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The Story of Money Hardcover – March 22, 1993


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Clarion Books (March 22, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395562422
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395562420
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,649,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This prolific team tackles the advent of legal tender and a mini-history of economics in their latest picture book. The concept of barter is introduced and then shown evolving into the modern practice of trading money for goods and services. Currency's physical development is also chronicled, from Native American wampum to Spanish "pieces of eight" to various European precious metal coins and printed paper bills. Although the text contains a vast array of factoids, their presentation lacks style and excitement. The dry, straightforward sentence structure fails to illuminate this topic's potentially engrossing aspects. Giulio Maestro's detailed, historically accurate illustrations, rendered in muted pencil, watercolor and crayon, prove serviceable without adding much spark. This volume will be useful in classrooms and libraries for its noteworthy effort to place a concept within historical contexts. Ages 7-10.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"A windfall for whole-language classrooms and for nonfiction pleasure readers." School Library Journal, Starred

More About the Author

Betsy Maestro is the author of the "American Story" series, illustrated by her husband, Giulio. She has also written several other non-fiction picture books, including the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out science books How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color?
The Maestros live in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Greenbyoo VINE VOICE on May 13, 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The history of money is a huge topic, and this book provides a great overview of the transition from hunting and gathering, to bartering and trade, to different types of currency, to the electronic transactions of today. My kids found the illustrations of ancient coins and paper money really interesting. There are three pages of additional information in the back of the book, including some facts about very unusual money. (I'm not sure why that info wasn't just included in the book; maybe the author felt it would distract from the general story?) I would give this book 5 stars but the text is just a bit dry and repetitive in places. It's independent reading for 2nd grade or above, but younger kids would enjoy hearing it too.
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16 of 23 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
This story is about the history of money. It was kind of interesting because it tells in long time ago how they got foods without money. Also, it tells how money started. The book explained how money is made and now how it is use. I like this book because before I read this book I wondered what money is made of. Well, I thought it was going to be a little bit boring, but it was ok. I want to recommend this book to students who like history books and also who are interested in money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 26, 2012
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I read this with my 6 year old. He's very interested in coins and money and he really enjoyed this book. He is probably a bit too young for it - we had to read in in sections because he didn't have the attention span for the whole book at once. Also, I would read it in chunks aloud and after each chunk we would talk about what it meant and take time to look at all the pictures so as to help him really understand it.

BUT the result is that he loved it. He has a really good concept of what money is, how it came about, and all the different forms it can be. And he was very absorbed looking at all the pictures and imagining using money that was bigger than he was.

The only part of the book I wasn't so taken with was the ended. I felt like the electronic money and money of the future portion was kind of phoned in. I'm not so sure it was even necessary. I would have preferred if it had ended with today's common currencies. Or maybe if it had had something valuable to say about paperless money it would have been better. It seemed like a obligatory mention with a few definitions and a "who knows what's coming next" tag line added on for good measure. Meh.

Overall, I give the book 4 out of 5 stars. Most of it was really interesting and the pictures were great. It was told in a way that was logical and understandable and engaging.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aimee Elizabeth on February 12, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a great teaching tool on the history of money, the concept of money and the value of money. A good place to start with young children.
- Aimee Elizabeth, Author of Poverty Sucks! How to Become a Self-Made Millionaire.
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