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Megan and the Money Tree

Emma Kennedy & Yvonne Hennessy

The first part of this book tells a story about Megan, whose family grows apples to sell at the local market. But when a storm destroys the ‘huge, twisty apple tree’ in her garden, Megan has to figure out a way to fix things and make everyone happy again.

Part II is a resource for parents and teachers to explain the financial messages in Megan’s story to younger readers. It includes questions about Megan’s storyand also suggests interactive activities to help children to develop a deeper understanding of the financial concepts introduced in the story.

Megan and the Money Tree:

  • Is a simple guide to financial concepts for children aged five to eight.
  • Teaches children about the difference between needs and wants, the importance of saving and the risks involved in financial decisions
  • Recognises the importance of financial literacy as a key life skill.

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Publication Date

April 2011


978-1-842182-19-2 (Paperback)

No. of Pages



198 x 128


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About the Author

Emma Kennedy is personal finance correspondent with The Sunday Business Post.