Book Thoughts by Rachelle
“Money is the most dangerous magic.” I love that tagline and I think Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune is an excellent find for the middle-grade readers in your family. Everett has a great voice and I found myself laughing at the funny things his characters say, like, “Rat snacks!”
There is a certain scheme involving chocolate pudding that you won’t want to miss–especially because it concerns justice served in the face of a bully.
Toby Gold has a unique talent in math, money, and the stock markets. Kids will enjoy this read as well as the secret codes that go along with it–can you crack the code?
Through Toby’s adventures, we learn some great finance information that jump-starts an education that is much needed in today’s society.
Here’s more about the book:
Toby Gold is a seventh grader in Wallingford, Connecticut who has always known that he is good with money – but has no idea how good until he discovers a dangerous hidden society of money and intrigue that co-exists with the everyday world we all know.
Toby stumbles upon this dark financial world 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.
Toby’s shock only grows worse when he realizes that the secret messages are directed to him! His unique abilities with math and money have been noticed by the wrong people, and Toby is quickly sucked into a high-stakes life or death investment conspiracy that he is only able to resolve by using his incredible financial talents.
This action-packed urban fantasy introduces readers to many financial literacy concepts, including saving, investing, banking, entrepreneurship, time value of money and basic financial statements.
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