The Story Thief by Graham Carter – Book Review

The Story Thief by Graham Carter – Book Review

The Story Thief by Graham Carter

The Story Thief

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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.

Review by Stacey

Olive was on her way back from the library when she dropped her book over the side of the boat she was travelling in.

Down at the bottom of the sea, an Octopus found the book and wondered what it was. He followed Olive and noticed how happy books made her. In fact, he notice how happy the books made all the town folk.

So Octopus decided he had to have all the books and that’s how the story thief came to life. But what will Olive and the town folk do now without any books for them to read?

The Story Thief is a sweet book that shows children how magical books and reading are and how they help them to use their imaginations.

I loved how brave Olive was and how much she adored reading and used all the knowledge she had gained from reading to help her locate and retrieve the books that the Octopus had stolen.

The illustrations are amazing and bring the story to life. A fabulous story and one I can see children adoring the whole way through.

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Graham Carter

Graham Carter’s illustrations can be spotted in a wide variety of publications such as The New Scientist, The Guardian and The Sunday Times. Graham lives Seaford with his wife and son, and can often be found printing, sketching and making a mess in his studio in Brighton.

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