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Dollars and sense : a kid's guide to using - not losing - money / by Elaine Scott ; illustrated by David Clark.

Scott, Elaine, 1940- (author.). Clark, David, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria j332.024 SCO (Text) 37521530774407 AMPL Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Whiting Public Library +332.02400973 SCO83 (Text) 51735011765780 Children's department Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781580893961 (hardcover, reinforced for library use)
  • ISBN: 1580893961 (hardcover, reinforced for library use)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 98 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc., [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index (pages [95]-98).
Formatted Contents Note:
Skulls, sheep, and shells: money as a medium of exchange ; Worry, worry, worry! keeping money safe ; New money for a new nation: America builds a banking system ; Money comes in and money goes out: how banks work ; Money goes away: the great depression ; Money shrinks: the great recession ; Can I borrow some money: what to do about debt ; Where did my money go?: sticking to a budget ; Conclusion: how to be rich without even trying.
Summary, etc.:
Many things come with instructions. Unfortunately, money isn't one of them. Most people learn how to use it-or lose it-by trial and error. Dollars & Sense is a basic operating instruction manual for money that will teach readers about the history of money, the way our American economy works, and how to make important decisions about personal finance. From skulls, sheep, and shells as barter in ancient civilizations to credit, interest, and collateral of our modern day economics, money-and all its glorious uses and cantankerous troubles-is explained in this concise and entertaining volume. Learn about how to make money, how to budget your money, how the government manages (or mismanages!) money, and how to be rich without even trying. Money is sometimes your friend and sometimes your enemy, but in this day and age, we all have to learn to get along with it.
Target Audience Note:
1130 Lexile.
Subject: Finance, Personal > United States.
Finance, Personal > United States > Juvenile literature.
Money > United States.
Money > United States > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Business & Economics.

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