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, e

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Richard J. Maybury
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required for class
Shannon L on Feb 10, 2021
assigned reading for class
Corey T on Jan 11, 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 Dougherty c/o S on Jun 23, 2020
required for Classical Conversations Challenge 1
Donya C on Jun 21, 2020
classical conversations challenge 1 program
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 Curricula
Deborah M on May 28, 2018
I have heard that this classic adds a wealth of knowledge and understanding to today’s world.
Laura H on Mar 14, 2018
required for my student for next year
Elise E on Feb 22, 2018
This is a great clear, simple, illustrated economics text. I have owned several editions over the years. Always a good book to have on hand for grade school through adult.
Mary Ann S on Jan 11, 2018
Homeschool coop requirement.
Ruth M on Aug 15, 2017
Been happy with this book in the past.
Debbie H on Jul 3, 2017
for middle school economics.
Christa B on May 25, 2017
Amy G on May 14, 2017
Curriculum for Classical Conversations
Cheryl S on May 8, 2017
Recommended by our homeschool group.
Carla L on Apr 24, 2017
Economics credits for my home schooled child
Marie D on Nov 28, 2016
It was suggested by Cathy Duffy reviews for a resource for an economics course.
Tracy S on Aug 18, 2016
rebecca g on Aug 9, 2016
required for co-op class
Kelly M on Aug 5, 2016
Needed economics course for high school and liked the presentation style and apparent content of this book.
Denise S on Jul 8, 2016
I believe every child (and adult) needs a firm understanding of how money works.
Ray W on May 29, 2016
I need it for a class my child is taking next year.
Kevin F on May 22, 2016
To use Uncle Eric books for HS Economics.
Melissa P on Jan 22, 2021
Economics is corrupted in the school system. Want my kids to learn truth!
Jennifer R on Dec 14, 2020
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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