The Money Tree by Helen YeomansThe Money Tree by Helen Yeomans

The Money Tree

byHelen Yeomans

Paperback | November 25, 2013

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The Frisbys have been growing money for ten years on their island farm and George has nearly perfected the art. Jane tolerates the temperamental money tree while worrying about its legality and her family's safety. She also worries about the children. Daffy (18) is torn between careers in terrorism and economics ("How do we get from bad money to good money without going through hyperinflation?"), while 12-year-old Mike divides the world into soakers and soakees and wants to franchise the money tree.For ten years, the Frisbys have been harvesting their annual crop, and flawless Frisby dollars have been circulating freely. Then the Secret Service takes notice, and when forensic analysis proves dollars can be grown on trees, agents begin a rapid but stealthy search for the source, a search that soon turns international.Examining the stability of our monetary system, The Money Tree explores old money like silver coinage and new digital currencies like Bitcoin. At heart, though, this is a story of a tempestuous but loving family and its relationship to its island neighbors.
Title:The Money TreeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.6 inPublished:November 25, 2013Publisher:Yeomans Associates Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0969321953

ISBN - 13:9780969321958

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Humourous and thought-provoking I loved the quirky characters in this imaginative tale. The story looks at what would happen if one really could grow money on a tree. A fascinating look at what various characters would do if this were the case. Both humorous and serious, this book is instructive about our current monetary system and its flaws.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! I learned a lot (about money and bitcoin, which I’ve been fascinated by ever since I first heard about it), was entertained and moved. LOVED the characters, particularly Daffy. I thought it was a cool original concept to produce realistic fiction with only one element (the central element) being sci-fi. It made me bite…and chew…fully. I found that to be really engaging.
Date published: 2014-03-19