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Beginning with the ancient practice of bartering, the Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins (including the smallest—the BB-like Indian fanam—and the largest—the 8-foot-wide, ship-sinking limestone ones from the Islands of Yap!), to the current king of currency, paper. Also included is a look at banking, from the use of temples as the first banks to the concept of gaining or paying interest, and a step-by-step guide to minting coins.
A fascinating introduction is bound to change young reader’s appreciation for change!
Hardcover children's book was released by Random House Children's Books in September of 2008, and has 45 pages.
Reading Level: Grades 1-2
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