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Princess Persephone and the Money Wizards

Inflation Comes to Ganymede

Princess Persephone wants her friends to come along on the summer vacation of her dreams, but they can’t afford tickets. No problem! She just tells Ganymede’s Money Wizards to print more Ganymede dollars for all of her subjects, even though a wizard explains that doing so could lead to price hikes. Then her royal subjects go on a spending spree, creating a shortage of almost everything, including the tickets her friends need for their trip. What’s a princess to do?  Persephone learns the basics of what causes inflation and how too much of a good thing can end badly, even with money. 

Money Tales: Princess Persephone and the Money Wizards Inflation Comes to Ganymede

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Daisy Bubble

A Price Crash on Galapagos

Arlene, the giant tortoise, is the fashion queen of Galapagos. When she gets married wearing a crown of rare Floreana daisies, everyone wants some of the beautiful blooms for themselves. Florists sell out quickly, as Sly Seal has bought up a secret daisy stash that allows him to drive up the price. Soon his customers start buying flowers from each other at even higher markups, hoping to sell them later for a profit. By the time word spreads that more daisies are on the way, this bubble is ready to burst.  The animals learn the big dangers of investing in something just because everyone else is and that bubbly prices almost always crash. 

Money Tales: Daisy Bubble A Price Crash on Galapagos

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Shark Scam

A giant tortoise learns that if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.


Whitey and Cahoots, two sharks, convince giant tortoise Arlene to invest in their sure-fire, money-making scheme. Arlene takes the bait. So do all her friends, and they discover the hard way what a Ponzi scheme is.

Money Tales: Shark Scam

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Princess Persephone’s Dragon Ride Stand

Princess Persephone wants to travel to warm and sunny Earth, but she needs money to buy a shiny new spaceship for the trip. Her father won’t give her the money she needs for her dream vacation, so Persephone comes up with a great idea to earn cash: sell rides on her pet dragon! She earns the money, but her trip to Earth has some unpleasant surprises. Learn the ups and downs of entrepreneurship in this amusing story about working hard and spending wisely.

Money Tales: Princess Persephone’s Dragon Ride Stand

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Princess Persephone Loses the Castle

Princess Persephone is freezing in her castle on the ice moon of Ganymede. When Aluminum Jim comes calling to sell her tin sheets to nail onto the walls to keep out the cold, Persephone eagerly agrees to a loan and signs the contract without reading it. What can she do when the tin sheets don't work, she can't repay the loan, and Jim claims the castle? Persephone learns the danger of dealing with strangers and not understanding the risks when it comes to money matters. 

Princess Money Tales: Persephone Loses the Castle

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Billy the Borrowing Blue-Footed Booby

Billy, the Blue-Footed Booby, lives on the Galápagos and wants to buy an umbrella.  He goes shopping at Selling Seal's store,  but the umbrellas cost more than he can afford. Seal tells him he can have the umbrella right away if he agrees to pay double the price in a month. But then, instead of paying this debt, Billy decides he wants a fan like Arlene the tortoise’s, a purple-striped wig like Ig the iguana’s, neon-green shoes like Niels the lizard’s, and Seal’s anchovy grill. All his friends and his twin sister Bess try to help as Billy's unpaid debt keeps doubling. Billy learns the perils of unaffordable debt and the foolishness of borrowing for things you want but don't really need.

Money Tales: Billy the Borrowing Blue-Footed Booby

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Isabel’s Car Wash

The Nelly Longhair doll, the object of Isabel’s desire, is on sale at Murphy’s Toys for ten dollars. But Isabel has only fifty cents. Isabel decides to start a car wash business; she’s sure she can make money. But at the hardware store she learns that her supplies will cost five dollars! She thinks long and hard and comes up with a plan. If five of her friends will give her one dollar each, she’ll have enough. She tells her friends she’ll work very hard and believes she’ll be able to pay them back, plus extra. Her friends agree. Will Isabel be able pay them back and have enough left over for the Nelly doll? Isabel and her friends learn about the risks and rewards of investing in a business.

Money Tales: Isabel’s Car Wash

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Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock

Rock and Brock may be twins, but they are as different as two twins can be. One day, their grandpa offers them a plan—for ten straight weeks on Saturday he will give them each one dollar. But there is a catch!

“Listen now, for here’s the trick, each buck you save, I’ll match it quick. But spend it, there’s no extra dough,so save your cash, and watch it grow.”


Rock is excited—there are all sorts of things he can buy for one dollar! So each week he spends his money on something different—an inflatable moose head, green hair goo, white peppermint wax fangs. But while Rock is spending his money, Brock is saving his. And each week when Rock gets just one dollar, Brock’s savings get matched. By the end of summer, Brock has five hundred and twelve dollars, while Rock has none. When Rock sees what his brother has saved, he realizes he has made a mistake. But Brock shows him that it is never too late to start saving.

Money Tales: Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock

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Daisy Bubble
Money Wizards
Shark Scam
PP Dragon Ride Stand
PP Loses Castle
Billy the Borrowing Booby
Isabel Car Wash
Rock & Brock
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