Friday, October 19, 2012

TOBY GOLD AND THE SECRET FORTUNE by CRAIG EVERETT


"Money is the most dangerous magic."
 



"Unique children’s lit that cleverly tackles interest rates, endowments, fluctuating commodities, bullying and identity." 

- Kirkus Reviews
 

Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune is a middle-grade fantasy
that incorporates money facts in a fast-paced, engaging story kids will love!

An infant is discovered one night on a commuter train from New York City during a stop in the sleepy town of Wallingford, Connecticut.  The local police are summoned, but are unable to locate the boy’s parents, despite painstakingly questioning each person on the train.  For some strange reason, none of the passengers can remember seeing his mother falling from the train – after falling victim to an assassin’s bullet.

Assigned the name “Toby Gold” by social services, the mysterious child grows up in Wallingford, moving from foster home to foster home, not knowing who his real parents are - or why he was born with such freakish skills with math and money.

Now a teenager, Toby’s money skills are noticed by the wrong people, and thus he is unwittingly sucked into a high-stakes financial conspiracy that puts his life, and the lives of his two closest friends, in great peril.  Ultimately, Toby solves the crime, saves his friends, and even saves his school—all in one harrowing afternoon.

"This fast-paced adventure weaves fundamental concepts in economics and finance seamlessly into the story. Toby Gold makes learning finance exciting."  - Francis A. Longstaff, PhD, Professor of Finance, UCLA - Anderson School of Management

About the Author: Craig Everett

Craig R. Everett was born and raised in Maine, 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.

Dr. Everett is currently a finance professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where he teaches corporate and entrepreneurial finance. Dr. Everett also volunteers in public schools teaching financial literacy principles.

You can learn more about Craig here:
http://craigeverett.com/
http://tobygold.com/
FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Craig-Everett-author/128980444347?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/craig_everett

Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune: Reading Level: 9 and up
Publisher: Fiscal Press


2 comments:

Jessica L. Foster said...

OO that book sounds very cool. It not only sounds like it teaches, but has a great story line too. Thanks for sharing.

Morgan said...

New follower here... you've got a lovely blog! And I've seen Craig's book around... thanks for this highlight. I enjoyed it very much!

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