The Real Thief

Paperback | October 2, 2007

byWilliam SteigIllustratorWilliam Steig

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Gawain is a loyal and true goose serving as chief guard of the royal treasury. He'd been happy enough with his life at home tending his garden and making sketches of architectural masterpieces. Now he's being charged with stealing from the treasury. Gawain is certain of his innocence, but he can't prove it. Will the real thief come forward to save Gawain, or will he live in exile forever?

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Gawain is a loyal and true goose serving as chief guard of the royal treasury. He'd been happy enough with his life at home tending his garden and making sketches of architectural masterpieces. Now he's being charged with stealing from the treasury. Gawain is certain of his innocence, but he can't prove it. Will the real thief come for...

William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based. Steig was born in New York City. Every member of his family was involved in the arts, and so it was no surprise when he decided to become an artist. He attended City Colleg...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.52 × 5.13 × 0.3 inPublished:October 2, 2007Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312371454

ISBN - 13:9780312371456

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"Steig's captivating style and tongue-in-cheek humor bring to life an endearing set of animal characters with some extremely human foibles." -Booklist"Impossible to resist." -Kirkus Reviews"In this age of poorly thought out endings to books, it's a treat to end with one of Steig's many stunning last lines, this one from The Real Thief, which he singled out as his favorite among his books: 'There was peace and harmony in the kingdom once again, except for the little troubles that come up every so often even in the best of circumstances, since nothing is perfect.'" -Los Angeles Times