The Story Thief

Illustrator: Graham Carter

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

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Age 2+

Picture Storybooks Adventure Stories Mysteries & The Supernatural

From Waterstones Book Prize shortlisted Graham Carter comes this story perfect for little bookworms, and those who haven't quite discovered the magic of books yet...

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 is forced 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 can be spotted in a wide variety of publications such as The New Scientist, The Guardian and The Sunday Times. His debut picture book, Otto Blotter, Bird Spotter, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Prize 2020. Graham lives Seaford with his wife and son, and can often be found printing, sketching and making a mess in his studio in Brighton.


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

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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!


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