The Golden Quest
Your Journey to a Rich Life
by David Delisle
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 2 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 12 Apr 2022
David Delisle, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
The Golden Quest is a graphic novel about a young boy who embarks on a Hero’s Journey with his dog Shelby to discover the Golden Rules of Money.
While on this adventure, he learns about spending, saving, investing, and giving.
He also discovers Money Mindfulness and being aware of what’s truly important to YOU...The Awesome Stuff.
The lessons are universal and will teach children of all ages the secret to a rich life.
Your journey awaits...
A Note From the Publisher
Illustrated by Travis Hanson
Illustrated by Travis Hanson
Average rating from 17 members
Why is teaching kids about money often taboo? It really shouldn't be.
This short book is phenomenal! I think educating people about money and finances is absolutely necessary and an important conversation topic to start with young children too. Too many people reach adulthood without a proper education on money: how to earn it, save it, use it, and why do you really need it.
I believe this book gives a really good overview of aspects to consider when trying to educate yourself and others to the world of proper finances. I certainly think some adults could benefit by reading this. But most importantly, this should be read by/to younger children to open their mind to what money means, what being rich means, what happiness is really about.
This book obviously only covers the broad strokes but gives some very straight-to-the-point messages. And this can lead the readers to ask more questions and delve deeper into their concerns around money. And hopefully, make them curious enough to go educate themselves better on what one can do with money... or at least to stop being afraid to talk about it and ask questions!
Sadly, I have one major issue with one page of the book: when Professor Wigglebottom talks about investing your money. He makes it sound like it's a very scary, almost impossible thing to do by yourself and that you should just ask the bank to do it. I think it's important to be cautious, but the message should not be as extreme. If you want to educate yourself on investing on your own, there are lots of great resources out there. Seeking professional advice is great, but you don't always have to just let someone else do the investing for you.
I still highly recommend this book. If anything, it can encourage conversations about money and make education around personal finances much less taboo.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the author David Delisle, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and the NetGalley team for providing me with an Advanced copy. I cherished this opportunity to read it in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you, David Delisle, for the advance reading copy.
This is such a fun, easy yet a very different good read for young readers I would say!
The concept is amazing. The artwork just fits perfectly. The presentation and the story are perfect.
The story is all about teaching or making someone young realise the importance of saving and some other basic ideas about finance.
I feel this book needs to be read and recommended for every kid out there as we are never ever taught these basic things properly or none at all.
Check out for this book when it comes out. Just grab it.
This is a pretty cute framing story to teach children about money basics, and also ethics! Liked that part especially - at least let's fight against the capitalist society a little bit!
I really love the imaginative style and concepts of Travis Hanson, too. Fits the story perfectly, and is whimsically reminiscent of Bill Watterson.
When a certain boy receives an old map for his birthday, he can't wait to go on a quest to get lots of treasure so he can buy whatever he wants. Along his journey, however, he discovers that there's something even better: financial freedom.
I recently read Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad, an often-quoted book that explains how the rich get richer and why the poor stay poor. I kind of wish I had read The Golden Quest instead, as many of the same principles are laid out here, but they are easy to understand and accessible for both children and adults. The blend of fictional adventure and useful money rules makes this book feel a lot more like nonfiction advice than a fantasy quest with a clever hero, which leads me to believe that this isn't a book that most children will read more than once, but it's a great teaching tool, and I suspect that one read will be enough to make children think, at the very least. As a teacher, I would love to implement this book as part of my curriculum for students as young as pre-k all the way up to third grade. (I know some adults who could use some of this advice as well).
Thank you to David Delisle and Netgalley for this ARC. All opinions are my own.
This is a great way to start conversations regarding money- saving, spending, donating, etc.- with kids. It's a fun story but also has lessons on being responsible with money from an early age. If you are struggling to have those type of conversation with your kids, which I think everyone should teach their kids about money/ spending/ saving from an early age so they don't go off the deep end into debt when they leave home, this is a great book to use as a conversation starter.
I wish there were more graphic novels like this, as it is a growing concern that children should be more aware of money matters. Highly recommend for children of ALL types that just need to understand the hows and whys of financial responsibility. Read this now, and be better prepared for when it matters, and it will matter.
The Golden Quest by David Delisle (5 stars)
This graphic novel discussed topics on money including spending, saving, investing and giving. It gives easily understandable lessons on each sub-topic and sets the story out as a 'quest' to make it more appealing for children to learn about money. As an adult who was never taught about any of these topics, I actually found this very educational for my own personal use, without it being patronising in any way.
It's a quick and fun read with cool illustrations, fun characters and POC rep! The graphic novel is marketed towards children and I think it does that excellently and could also be used as a learning tool by young adults like myself.
I loved that the book was set into different chapters with a clear goal for each chapter and definitely achieved each goal. I also liked the use of direct quotes relating to money and quality of life. I also liked how the book showed generational knowledge.
I really enjoyed this and I would definitely recommend it and will also be purchasing a couple of copies to give to the children in my immediate family. I would also recommend that schools carried this book in their libraries.