ISBN-13: 9781783448920

RRP: £12.99

Published: 4th March 2021

Length: 40 Pages

The Story Thief

Olive is a shy girl who prefers reading about adventures to having them herself. But when a mysterious figure steals all of the books in town, Olive decides to set out straight into an adventure of her own. The thief, meanwhile, doesn’t quite know what to do with the stories he’s stolen. Olive must track down the thief and teach him the joys of reading - and sharing - stories.


"Graham Carter’s illustrations are a visual delight... For anyone who loves stories, the joy in this book is that shy Olive becomes the intrepid explorer, inspired by the characters she has read about"
Nikki Gamble - Just Imagine

"Another funny, exciting and inspiring adventure. Graham Carter’s vivid, colourful illustrations glow with energy and are full of wonderful, intriguing details. Octopus himself is a triumph, and children will be delighted at the different uses he finds for books!"
Andrea Reece - LoveReading4Kids

"You will most definitely embark on a fun filled journey at the turn of each page. A wonderful addition to any bookworm's library"

"This book is all kinds of wonderful! It captures the magic and wonder of reading so perfectly through a funny and adventurous story, stunning artwork and characters to completely fall in love with. The Story Thief is an instant classic and will be read here for a very very long time to come. It’s brilliant."
We(e) Read(s)

"Carter's bold colour-saturated illustrations fill each spread using all the dynamics... a very enjoyable picture book"
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