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    DescriptionGawain 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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    Title
    The Real Thief
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Steig, Illustrated by William Steig
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 58
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 59 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312371456
    ISBN 10: 0312371454
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: NFXX, PER
    BIC subject category V2: YFP
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22300
    BIC subject category V2: YX
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    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    Ingram Subject Code: CJ
    Libri: I-CJ
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002280
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    B&T Approval Code: X01824000
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    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 215
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039220
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 55
    BISAC V2.8: JUV034000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV002000
    LC classification: PZ10.3.S816 RE 2007
    Thema V1.0: YFP, YFB, YX
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Square Fish
    Imprint name
    Square Fish
    Publication date
    02 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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 College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steig's work began appearing in "The New Yorker," where his drawings have been a popular fixture ever since. He published his first children's book, "Roland the Minstrel Pig," in 1968. In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble." His books for children also include "Dominic"; "The Real Thief"; "The Amazing Bone," a Caldecott Honor Book; "Amos & Boris," a National Book Award finalist; and "Abel's Island" and "Doctor De Soto," both Newbery Honor Books. Steig's books have also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and the American Book Award. His European awards include the Premio di Letteratura per l'infanzia (Italy), the Silver Pencil Award (the Netherlands), and the Prix de la Fondation de France. On the basis of his entire body of work, Steig was selected as the 1982 U.S. candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and subsequently as the 1988 U.S. candidate for Writing. Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning with "About People" in 1939, and including "The Lonely Ones," "Male/Female," "The Agony in the Kindergarten," and "Our Miserable Life." He died in Boston at the age of 95.
    Review quote
    "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"