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The Story Thief: A Bloomsbury Reader

Written by Andrew Fusek Peters

Illustrated by Sara Ugolotti

Part of the Bloomsbury Readers Series

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The Story Thief: A Bloomsbury Reader Synopsis

A quirky reworking of the traditional Anansi stories from west Africa by Andrew Fusek Peters. Nyame the sky god has a special treasure - in a big, brass chest are all the stories ever told. Anansi, the cleverest of spiders, sees that down on Earth the people are bored. Unfortunately, she can't spin a tale, but she can spin a web. So she makes a ladder up into the sky, determined to bring back the stories, whatever it takes. This humourous version of the stories of Anansi by Andrew Fusek Peters has fun black-and-white illustrations by Sara Ugolotti and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence, covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit Book Band: Lime Ideal for ages 6+

The Story Thief: A Bloomsbury Reader Press Reviews

This retelling of a traditional African folktale, opens the eyes of children to a magical world where stories have the upmost importance. A fantastic story for reluctant readers in which illustrations break up the text. -- Starlight and Stories * *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472973542
Publication date: 9th July 2020
Author: Andrew Fusek Peters
Illustrator: Sara Ugolotti
Publisher: Bloomsbury Education an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 64 pages

About Andrew Fusek Peters

Andrew Fusek Peters has written award-winning, critically acclaimed books for all ages (many with his wife, Polly), including poetry collections, picture books, storybooks, anthologies, plays, radio plays, graphic novels, verse novels and fiction. He is also a performer and storyteller, travelling to schools and literary festivals around the country with his didgeridoo. Andrew grew up in London and now lives in rural Shropshire with Polly and two children. Sara Ugolotti is an Italian illustrator currently living and working in Parma. She has collaborated on projects for magazines, children's book and children's cartoon animations, and has been selected for exhibitions in ...

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