When Shasta’s father loses his job, she is devastated to learn that plans for her upcoming birthday party must be significantly downsized. As the story progresses, Shasta and Simon meet a mysterious Traveler who gives them a seed that will make a tree grow leaves of money. Through a truly magical journey, the two ultimately learn that being a loyal friend is worth more than a big party or having all the latest toys. In the end – our friends, family, and imaginations are truly our greatest assets. This production introduces elementary school audiences to beginning notions related to financial literacy, explores the idea of “needs vs. wants,” and affirms the power of imagination and creativity.