Lion, King and Coin

by Jeong-hee Nam
illustrated by Lucia Sforza

Ref: 16648

A story, interspersed with facts, about the origins of the first coin in Lydia, modern day Turkey. Shows the shift from an agricultural barter economy -trading with all manner of goods from beads to whales' teeth!- to a currency economy with the introduction of electrum coins. Told in the voice of (fictional!) Laos whose family work at a blacksmith's forge. Original and...inventive. Age 4-7, Paperback 33pp