Who left the footprints in the wet concrete? Why does the class bully win the election? Who is Ms. Harpers secret admirer? Only one person knows -- Striker Jones, the most original kid detective since Encyclopedia Brown!Along with his friends Bill, Sheila, and Amy, Striker must use his wits to solve the many intriguing puzzles - and even crimes - that come his way. Unlike most boys, however, he draws upon his knowledge of basic economics to solve each mystery.This funny, classic kids detective novel will teach your children economic concepts like incentives, risk, supply and demand, and trade-offs. But we promise - theres no jargon, only fun!Named "Recommended Reading" by the Mamie Eisenhower Library Project, the Midwest Book Review calls Striker Jones a "fun and rollicking series" with "effortless teaching of both cooperation values and basic economics."Teachers and homeschooling parents, check out the Teachers Companion!