Denver by David McKee

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Nominated for the 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal, a brand new picture book from beloved children's author David McKee about being content with one's life

Denver is rich—very, very rich, and 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.


 

About David McKee

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David McKee grew up in Devon, England. Later, while a student at Plymouth Art College, he began selling his cartoon drawings to newspapers. Since 1964 he has published a number of successful books for children, including the King Rollo stories, which he helped animate for British television. His first book for Lothrop was Snow Woman, of which Publishers Weekly said, "It is McKee's superb humor--conveyed almost solely in the illustrations...that wins the day." Of his second Lothrop book, "Who's a Clever Baby, Publishers Weekly" had this to say: "Grandma's alliterative frenzies are fascinating and readers will find Baby's manipulative stubbornness vastly amusing." Mr. McKee enjoys traveling and doing books that "leave things unsaid.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by Andersen Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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