“My students were reading ahead of class for the very first time. The Good Thief got them excited about books.”—Sparhawk High School
“I saw a lot of lights go off in their creative brains as to the importance of structure and adventure in novels. I think Hannah Tinti showed them that readers want to believe in wonderous events—they’re just looking for writers to lead the way”–Stanford University
The Good Thief stands among classic stories such as Great Expectations, Johnny Tremain and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. At the same time it is written in tight, modern prose, fast paced but also addressing serious subjects such as family, loneliness, violence, and the difference between right and wrong. The Good Thief would be a great pick for any classroom, and Hannah is more than happy to do interviews with students, guest lectures, or in-class visits.
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