The Real Thief

William Steig
AUD $19.99
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The charming story of a loyal and wrongly-accused goose, with delightful illustrations by the author

Gawain the goose is devoted to King Basil the bear, and takes his job as Chief Guard of the Royal Treasury seriously. When rubies, then gold ducats, and finally the world-famous Kalikak diamond vanish from the treasure house, there is no way to account for the disappearances. Only Gawain and the King have keys...

Woe and misery must be borne - by Gawain, by King Basil and the entire community, as well as by the real thief - before the goose's good name is restored. Brought to trial, Gawain escapes from his faithless friends into lonely self-exile. But at last the thief, burdened by guilt, sees that the right thing must be done and determines, heroically, to do it.

Author bio:

William Steig (1907-2003) was an American cartoonist, sculptor and illustrator and writer of children's books. He was also the creator of Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name. He was the U.S. nominee for both of the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Awards, as a children's book illustrator in 1982 and a writer in 1988.

Category: Junior fiction
ISBN: 9781782691457
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Pushkin Children's
Pub Date: December 2017
Page Extent: 160
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Children's fiction