Whatever Happened to Penny Candy 7th Edition

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy 7th Edition

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ISBN: 9780942617641
Grades: 5-AD

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This clearly written, award-winning book about economics is a remarkably easy and fun explanation of money (its origin and history), the dollar (its origin and history), investment cycles, velocity, business cycles, recessions, inflation, the demand for money, government (its economic behavior), and more. All explanations and interpretations are according to the Austrian and Monetarist schools of economic theory.

Using the epistolary style of writing (using letters to tell a story), author Richard J. Maybury plays the part of an economist (Uncle Eric) writing a series of letters to his niece or nephew (Chris). Using stories and examples (including historical events from Ancient Rome), Mr. Maybury explains economic principles, giving interesting and clear explanations of topics that are generally thought to be too difficult for anyone but experts. Mr. Maybury warns, "Beware of anyone who tells you a topic is above you or better left to experts. Many people are twice as smart as they think they are, but they've been intimidated into believing some topics are above them. You can understand almost anything if it is explained well."

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Not conversant enough on economic theory to explain to your children why our economy is in the state it is, when, why and how we've gone off the gold standard, and why prices keep rising? Here's a simple, entertaining and in-depth introduction to economic theory. Written as a series of letters from "Uncle" Eric to a nephew or niece, this book explains economics along with interesting historical information. It covers topics such as the origin and history of money, the history of our dollar, the economic behavior of the government, the business cycle, inflation, recession, depression, the federal debt, foreign currency, how and why the government impacts the value of money, and the wisdom and pitfalls of investing. This 7th edition also adds reference lists of Web sites and financial newsletters for additional research. Clear enough for a 5th grader to read and understand, but not oversimplified.

A 2015 edition study guide for the Penny Candy book is available, entitled A Bluestocking Guide to Economics. It is much more complete than the former guide, containing comprehension, research, and application exercises. Besides exercises, the guide contains additional projects, an exam and answers, as well as other articles to reinforce and extend student understanding of economic concepts presented in the text, an economic timetable, and recommended websites, books, and movies to extend the study. This newest edition adds additional articles covering economic issues which occurred in the 1990’s and the 2008 recession.

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Needed for Classical Conversations Challenge Level 1.
Suzy K on Apr 16, 2023
Needed for homeschooling class
Jennifer W on Aug 3, 2022
Needed for Classical Conversations Challenge Level 1.
Suzy K on Apr 16, 2023
Classical Conversations Challenge I
Jennifer B on Apr 11, 2023
Needed for homeschooling class
Jennifer W on Aug 3, 2022
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Rebecca K on Jul 19, 2022
I have been eyeballing this book for years. It is on my curriculum booklist, and I am looking forward to reading it.
Erica W on Jun 17, 2022
Friend recommended this book for our middle schooler who was asking about inflation.
Jessica I on Jun 7, 2022
This book has great reviews
Karen P on Apr 19, 2022
Economics class book requirement
Brian W on Apr 12, 2022
classical conversation
Justin B on Mar 11, 2022
The "letters" style seems interesting enough for my daughter to enjoy. It got good reviews.
Lori C on Feb 3, 2022
To replace our copy that got lost (for school)
Tracy B on Nov 16, 2021
Highly recommended by other homeschool families for teaching high school economics.
Kimberly S on Sep 8, 2021
I enjoyed "Whatever Happened to Justice" and want to learn about economics.
Laura on Aug 2, 2021
Seems like a good intro to economics
Andrea G on Jul 19, 2021
CC Challenge 1 Required book
Christine F on May 30, 2021
Wanted a copy for our home library. Using to teach children economics.
Erin on Apr 19, 2021
I have used earlier editions of this with my older children and found it to be a great introduction to free market economics.
Deidre B on Apr 19, 2021
required for class
Shannon L on Feb 10, 2021
To use Uncle Eric books for HS Economics.
Melissa P on Jan 22, 2021
assigned reading for class
Corey T on Jan 11, 2021
Economics is corrupted in the school system. Want my kids to learn truth!
Jennifer R on Dec 14, 2020
Recommended by Classical Conversations, and it espouses free trade, real free trade, not just fair trade.
heather w on Sep 14, 2020
Looks like an interesting book for my high schooler's economics class
Amy C on Jul 23, 2020
CC Challenge 1
Julee H on Jul 12, 2020
It is required reading for our co-op lab.
Susan F on Jul 7, 2020
AO curriculum year 7
Jennifer M on Jul 6, 2020
It is a Cathy Duffy recomendation for economics.
Michele S on Jun 23, 2020
Great suggestions from other friends
ALICIA D. on Jun 23, 2020
required for Classical Conversations Challenge 1
Donya C on Jun 21, 2020
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Joyce B on Jun 17, 2020
classical conversations challenge I book
Michelle S on May 27, 2020
It was recommended to me to use for economics.
Heidi W on May 8, 2020
Classical Conversations Challenge I
User on Apr 23, 2020
I chose this book because in light of current events I want my middle schoolers to understand a little bit about the economy. Based on reviews, I thought this might be a good fit.
Kelley C on Mar 9, 2020
This was a recommendation of a book to be used with an online economics course.
Yvette on Feb 3, 2020
CC Challenge 1
seth b on Aug 27, 2019
Michelle R on Jul 16, 2019
Recommended by homeschool agency
Dolhia P on Jul 14, 2019
Classical Conversations Challenge 1 curriculum
Kelley B on Jun 27, 2019
CC Challenge I
jaime j on May 24, 2019
Cathy Duffy Review recommended it.
Cindy S on Feb 13, 2019
An eye opener book about our economics. It makes economics fun and easy.
Sharon on Jan 21, 2019
Recommended by accountability group. It is a clear, concise, enjoyable, and easy to understand lesson in economics. The articles in the companion Blue Stocking Guide are excellent lessons that drive the points home. It took a boring drone topic and made it enjoyable and understandable. Both my kids and I looked forward to Economics each day. Projects and questions were meaningful.
Rebecca L on Nov 16, 2018
required for a co-op class
Diana M on Sep 6, 2018
Recommended by several friends and Cathy Duffy
Anne R on Aug 9, 2018
Mairi Alena J on Jul 31, 2018
Sounds like a fun way to learn some economics
Jennifer C on Jul 2, 2018
For a homeschool co-op class.
Denise W on Jun 23, 2018
Classical Conversations
Emily F on Jun 12, 2018
Recommended by Cathy Duffy for high school economics.
Jessi F on May 28, 2018
Classical Conversations Challenge I
Jennifer B on Apr 11, 2023
catholic schoolhouse curriculum
Rebecca K on Jul 19, 2022
Is using the Bluestocking guide with Penny Candy enough for a high school level economics course?
A shopper on Oct 4, 2016
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy 7th Edition
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy 7th Edition
Bluestocking Guide: Economics (compatible with the 7th edition of Penny Candy)
Bluestocking Guide: Economics (compatible with the 7th edition of Penny Candy)
BEST ANSWER: Especially, I believe it would. I only bought the book Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, but wish I had bought the Bluestocking Guide: Economics too. We were short on ready cash at the time. My daughter is reading the book, doing chapter summaries, and an essay to complete the course. In Ohio where we live, she only needs a half credit in Economics, so my husband and I felt that would satisfy the requirements. She has enjoyed it, and says that "all Americans should be required to read it before voting in the elections this year!" I am glad I bought it. Hope that this helps.
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Great book
This book was very helpful in learning the basics of economics. I would highly recommend it.
June 23, 2020
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