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Stock market smart
McGowan, Eileen Nixon.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
64 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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HG4553 .M34 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
HG4553 .M34 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
HG4553 .M34 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
HG4553 .M34 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Booklist Review

Gr. 5-8. Using a question-and-answer format that's easy to follow, the authors explain major investment options in easy-to-understand terms and extol the value of saving. The book's format helps to make the sometimes sophisticated information accessible: page layout is enhanced by full-color, computer-generated illustrations, shaded sidebars, and charts. Dialogue from four fictional characters, each representing a different kind of investor, simplifies complex financial strategies as do the mathematical examples and vocabulary sidebars. "Just for Fun" activities help readers determine their investment interests, develop a portfolio, and protect themselves against fraud. A brief history of the stock market, a glossary, and book and Web site resources broaden the scope of the text. The tone may be a bit enthusiastic for today's market, and advice such as "read each company's annual report" may seem bitterly ironic to adults, but this is solid, nonetheless. --Roger Leslie

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-McGowan and Dumas take a complex subject and simplify it. Short chapters in a question-and-answer format discuss "Setting Up a Portfolio," "Buying and Selling Stocks," "Piggy Banks to Government Bonds," and other related topics. Sample scenarios are suggested to determine if readers fit the profile of a conservative, moderate, or risky investor. Terms in bold print are defined in the margins. Students researching the topic will appreciate the "For More Information" section that lists books, a game, Web sites, and magazines and newspapers. Clear, color photos, varied fonts in different colors, and plenty of white space result in an attractive presentation. This well-organized book will be welcome in collections needing material on the topic or as a companion to Gail Karlitz and Debbie Honig's Growing Money (Price/Stern/Sloan, 1999; o.p.) and the "Be a Zillionaire" series (Rosen, 2000).-Kathleen A. Nester, Downingtown High Ninth Grade Center, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.