- Title: Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune
- Author: Craig R. Everett
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Fiscal Press (October 18, 2012)
- Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
- ISBN-10: 1936214954
- ISBN-13: 978-1936214952
- FTC FYI: I was given a review e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Review by: Sheila
Book Description and Review:
“Money is the most dangerous magic.”
New Fantasy Novel Teaches Kids about Money
problem in America and around the world.
A new middle-grade novel by Craig Everett hopes to improve the financial
literacy situation for children ages 9 to 15.
intrigue co-exists with the same everyday world we all know. Toby grows up in Wallingford, Connecticut,
not knowing about this secret society until one day when he discovers secret
messages encrypted into the stock ticker “crawl” that moves along the bottom of
the screen on the financial news channel.
sucked into a high-stakes life and death financial conspiracy, that he is only able
to resolve by using his amazing skills with money.
incorporates such financial literacy topics as: saving, banking,
entrepreneurship, time value of money, return on investment, and simple
entertaining way using characters with which they can identify,” says author
Craig R. Everett, a finance professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu,
California. “Financial literacy is a huge issue now, particularly due to the financial crisis,” Dr. Everett
continues. “There is no silver bullet that instantly endows people with financial literacy, so the best approach is to expose kids to these concepts in as many ways and at as many times as
possible…eventually, it will stick.”
This book is a great teaching tool for tweens and teens. What a fantastic way for teens to learn about being responsible with money. There is also an entertaining action story to go along with these thoughtful lessons. You couldn’t ask for a better combination than this!
and online on October 15, 2012 here.
spending his childhood summers digging along the shores of Bar Harbor for
buried pirate treasure. Fortunately, he
was able to remain blissfully unaware that pirates seldom, if ever, ventured
that far north. He received his B.A. in
Economics from Tufts University, an MBA from George Mason University, and a
Ph.D. in Finance from Purdue University.
Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where he teaches corporate and
entrepreneurial finance. Dr. Everett also volunteers in public schools teaching
financial literacy principles.
Blog Tour Schedule for Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune by Craig Everett, 2012
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11-Oct-2012 Queen of Random
12-Oct-2012 Why Not? Because I Said So
12-Oct-2012 LDS Women’s Book Review
13-Oct-2012 A Storybook World
15-Oct-2012 A Thousand Wrongs
16-Oct-2012 Say This Write
16-Oct-2012 Money and Me for Canadians
16-Oct-2012 Word Spelunking
17-Oct-2012 Couponing with Boys
18-Oct-2012 The Book Bug
18-Oct-2012 I Am a Reader not a Writer
19-Oct-2012 Of Writerly Things
19-Oct-2012 Troop Petrie
22-Oct-2012 Renae’s Writespot
22-Oct-2012 The Write Path
23-Oct-2012 Monique’s Musings
23-Oct-2012 My Mommy’s World
24-Oct-2012 The Things I Love
24-Oct-2012 Adventures of the Mommy Homemaker
25-Oct-2012 Live to Read
26-Oct-2012 Ordinary Happily Ever After
29-Oct-2012 Fire and Ice
01-Nov-2012 Jeffrey Olsen
01-Nov-2012 Bookworm Lisa
05-Nov-2012 Debbie’s Inkspectations
07-Nov-2012 With a Side of Thriftiness
10-Nov-2012 A Storybook World
12-Nov-2012 Christy Dorrity’s Dearest Dreams
15-Nov-2012 The Non-Reluctant Reader
19-Nov-2012 Taffy’s Writings
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