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Brand new picture book from David McKee about being content with your lot.

Denver is rich – very, very rich. Everyone in the village loves him for his kindness and generosity. But one day a stranger arrives, who breeds discontent by telling the villagers it isn't fair for Denver to have so much more than they do. When Denver hears what has happened, he divides his money equally between everyone. He moves to a new village, where he lives happily and is better appreciated, but for the old villagers life just is not the same without him.


The illustrations...are superb as one would expect from McKee.

Elizabeth Schlenther, Books for Keeps

David McKee's books always provide food for thought - a past master at matching a simple text with vivid illustrations.

Madeline Wheatley, armadillomagazine.com

David McKee uses different perspectives in brilliantly imaginative ways to tell this moving and entertaining story

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

Another colourful and quirky character with a clear moral message within a fun and interesting story.

Rebecca Carter, The School Librarian

Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2011

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Children's Book Award

Denver presents us with meaty discussion topics. Like The Conquerors it opens up a world of philosophical discussion for children from 3 to 103.

Claire Hennessy, INIS, Ireland

Thoroughly entertaining . . . David McKee has created a wonderful new character

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    July 1, 2012


    32 pages

    RRP $18.99

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