Canada Close Up: Canadian Money

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Scholastic Canada, 2011 - Money - 48 pages
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Everything kids need to know about money.

Money. We use it every day. But why do we need it? How do we make it? And where did it come from?

In Canadian Money, simple concepts about the use of currency are explored - from early days of bartering to today's Royal Canadian Mint coins and Bank of Canada notes. Included in this informative book are chapters on:

  • how and when the world began using money
  • the money used by First Nations people
  • how money is printed and minted
  • how bills are circulated, how long they last and how they are disposed of
  • concepts surrounding spending money: credit cards, debit cards, etc.

Canada Close Up titles are informative works of non-fiction geared toward seven- to nine-year-olds. Each book contains an introduction, table of contents, glossary, and full-colour photographs and illustrations throughout.


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About the author (2011)

Elizabeth MacLeod has written many award-winning works of non-fiction for children. She is the author of The Kids' Book of Great Canadians, Albert Einstein: A Life of a Genius, and the co-writer (with Frieda Wishinsky) of Everything But the Kitchen Sink, which was shortlisted for the Silver Birch and Red Cedar Awards. Elizabeth lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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