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Once Upon a Dime
A Math Adventure

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By: Nancy Kelly Allen / Illustrated by: Adam Doyle

Does money really grow on trees?

One day, Farmer Worth notices a little tree growing where nothing has ever grown before. He gives it organic fertilizer and finds out that money really does grow on trees!

Lewis and Cluck provide the chicken droppings. Dwight D. Oinkenhower provides the pig squish. And Moolly Pitcher provides the cow piles. Farmer Worth's young helper counts up the coins and dreams of more. Will he end up as happy as a pig in a puddle?

What is the real value of Farmer Worth's crop?

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Author & Illustrator Bios:

Nancy Kelly Allen, author

Nancy Kelly Allen worked as a social worker and elementary school teacher before becoming a school librarian, which led her straight to the world of picture books. She spent her days introducing books to children and her nights writing books for children.

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Adam Doyle, illustrator

Editorial Reviews:

Charlotte Parent

Money really does grow on trees in Nancy Kelly Allen's children's book Once Upon a Dime. The story follows farmer Truman Worth, his special tree and a young boy in his journey to learning the value of money. The book is full of bright illustrations by Adam Doyle that are sure to keep kids anticipating the turn of the next page. With friends like Lewis and Cluck and Grover Clevelamb, parents are sure to have a laugh while kids learn a priceless lesson.


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ISBN: 978-1-57091-161-3

ISBN: 978-1-60734-157-4 PDF
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Ages: 6-9
Page count: 32
81/2 x 91/2

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