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Carrie Lahain
THE MONEY TREE tells the story of a Canadian farming family with a secret--hidden within their apple orchard is a grove of trees that grow money. After a decade of hiding their secret, the Frisbys wonder if it's possible to share the wealth by teaching others how to propagate the trees, which can be "programmed" to produce different currencies. They are unaware at first that the authorities are on to them and are prepared to do just about anything to destroy the trees.

One of the reasons the nove
Joy Llewellyn
Dec 25, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After ten successful years harvesting their money tree crop and putting their currency product into the world, the Frisby’s no longer feel anonymous or safe. The Secret Service has discovered that something is funny about certain bills that are in circulation. Stories are beginning to circulate about animals aggressively gobbling up paper money. What begins as a whimsical, fantastical tale of a family quietly harvesting and using money grown by their special grove of trees becomes a quirky story ...more
A quirky tale about a family that actually grows money on trees? A creative statement about economics and the financial powers of the world? Either way, The Money Tree by Helen Yeomans is an entertaining read. The Frisby family, thanks to their botanist father’s discovery while on an expedition. Several years later and the trees, which seem to be rather temperamental, are happily growing away in a secluded area in Canada, which is interesting, because they grew U.S. dollars in a variety of denom ...more
Nada Sobhi

In Helen Yeomans’ The Money Tree, the Frisby family possesses a money-growing tree; in fact they have two groves of money trees on Ledyard Island in Canada and they grow US dollars.

George and Jane Frisby and their son Michael “Mike” and daughter Daphne “Daffy” are a most unusual family. Mike is twelve years old but is an Uncle Scrooge when it comes to money and negotiations. Daffy is addicted to economics, the financial market and reading. Her morning breakfast includes whatever her mother make
Maggie Larche
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you're looking for a smart, complex read, The Money Tree is it. The absolute best aspect of the book is how the author manages to take a ludicrous concept - growing money on trees - and makes it feel utterly believable. From the gardening background to the exploration of what would really happen if everyone had a money tree, you don't even have to suspend disbelief - you just slide seamlessly into the world of the Frisbys.

Without giving away any spoilers, when Daffy finally does come to a goo
Nancy Reynolds
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Won from Goodreads - The Frisby family possesses something many other families wish for - money trees. The eccentric characters make this book an enjoyable read. Many of the situations in the book are quite humorous and light which contrasts with many of the darker, more serious situations depicted in the story and make for a lively, interesting and socially-relevant tale. The book is well-written and I enjoyed the author's writing style.
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I loved the quirky characters in this imaginative tale. The story looks at what would happen if one really could grow money on a tree. A fascinating look at what various characters would do if this were the case. Both humorous and serious, this book is instructive about our current monetary system and its flaws.
Michelle & Tony
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Very good read!

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The Skinny
The Frisby family has grown money – U.S. dollars – in their island backyard and circulated it for ten years without incident. It is a family affair, and makes for some irregularities: the kids can’t have friends over, the parents must be stand-offish with other community members, none of them going beyond lukewarm politeness to creating lasting friendships on Ledyard Island in their small little corner of Canada.

When a strange sensation in Europe starts trendsetting around the world, M
Billy Buttons
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Title: The Money Tree
Author: Helen Yeomans
Star Rating: 4 Stars
Number of Readers: 16
Editing: 7/10
Style: 7/10
Content: 9/10
Cover: 3/10
Of the 16 readers:
11 would read another book by this author.
0 thought the cover was good or excellent.
3 felt the blurb was enticing.
11 thought the well-developed characters were the best part of the book.
16 suggested having a new cover.

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Helen Yeomans tried her hand at short stories, scripts and screenplays before settling on the novel as the form she liked best.

Starting out in the publishing industry, she worked in Toronto (Prentice-Hall) and London (Mitchell-Beazley) before founding her own company in Vancouver, providing editing and writing services to business clients worldwide. Her first book, The Christmas Carol Handbook, wa

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