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Martin Jenkins has written many ground-breaking non-fiction books for Walker: Can We Save the Tiger?, Ape and The Time Book to name just a few. He has won several awards for his writing including the 1998 TES Information Book of the Year Junior Award for The Emperor's Egg, and he is the reteller of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver, illustrated by Chris Riddell, which won the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in Cambridge. Satoshi Kitamura won the 1993 Mother Goose Award for the most exciting newcomer to children's book illustration for Angry Arthur. His books for Walker include The Carnival of the Animals, Stone Age Boy and Pumpkin Grumpkin edited by John Agard and Grace Nichols. Satoshi lives in Japan.
Martin Jenkins' fascinating and lurid account examines the origins of this extraordinary human invention [...] Satoshi Kitamura provides the comic-style illustrations making this suitable for young minds beginning to ask questions about difficult subjects. -- Carousel * Carousel * A funny, philosophical book about the universal subject of money, by award-winning writer Martin Jenkins. * The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide *