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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Money

Written by Martin Jenkins, Frederico Bonifacini

Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Money Synopsis

A funny, philosophical look at the universal subject of money by award-winning non-fiction writer Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura. In the Yap Islands in the South Pacific money can be a stone with a hole in the middle. It can be a string of shells, a bundle of cloth or a copper slab. It's the stuff that makes the world go round and doesn't grow on trees. In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Martin Jenkins explores the history of money from its earliest beginnings to the electronic banking of today. Along the way we learn about hunter gatherers, barter, clay tablets, goat swapping, precious metals, hard bargains, IOUs, interest, coins, Romans, taxes, inflation, paper money, currencies and exchange rates. Satoshi Kitamura's quirky, satirical drawings perfectly complement the dry humour of the text and in the end we are reminded that money only exists because we believe in it. Jenkins is bold, informative and never patronising. - Independent on Sunday

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406387063
Publication date: 4th July 2019
Author: Martin Jenkins, Frederico Bonifacini
Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 112 pages

About Martin Jenkins, Frederico Bonifacini

Martin Jenkins has written many ground-breaking non-fiction books for Walker: Can We Save the Tiger?, Ape and The Time Book to name just a few. He has won several awards for his writing including the 1998 TES Information Book of the Year Junior Award for The Emperor's Egg, and he is the reteller of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver, illustrated by Chris Riddell, which won the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in Cambridge. Satoshi Kitamura won the 1993 Mother Goose Award for the most exciting newcomer to children's book illustration for Angry Arthur. His books for Walker include The Carnival of the Animals, Stone ...

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