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The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented

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Author: Stone, Tanya Lee
Illustrator: Salerno, Steven
ISBN:978-1-62779-168-7
Publication Date:Jul 2018
Publisher:Henry Holt & Company
Imprint:Henry Holt & Company Books For Young Readers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

In the late 1800s lived Lizzie Magie, a clever and charismatic woman with a strong sense of justice. Waves of urban migration drew Lizzie's attention to rising financial inequality. Suddenly she had an idea: create a game about the landlord-tenant relationship. But Lizzie's initial game vilified the monopolist. Enter Charles Darrow--a marketer and salesman with a keen eye for what Lizzie's creation could become: an enticing board game, and a staple of family entertainment in households...
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Book Details
Pages:40
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Games & Activities / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):23.9 x 28.6 x 0.9 cm
Book Weight:0.446 Kilograms
Author Biography
Stone, Tanya Lee (Author)


Tanya Lee Stone studied English at Oberlin College and was an editor of children's nonfiction for many years. She also has a Masters Degree. She teaches writing at Champlain College. After many years as an editor. Tanya moved to Vermont and returned to writing. This award-winning author has written titles that include the young adult novel, A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl, Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald , picture books Elizabeth Leads the Way, Sandy's Circus, and Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? She has also written narrative nonfiction with her titles: Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, and The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie. In 2014 her title, Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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