Story Thieves, Book 1

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 15, 2015 - Juvenile Fiction - 416 pages
This “clever opener likely to leave readers breathless both with laughter and anticipation” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) is the first in the New York Times bestselling series from the author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.

Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone, what with the real world’s homework and chores.

But everything changes the day Owen sees the impossible happen—his classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the library. It turns out Bethany’s half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father, a fictional character.

Bethany can’t let anyone else learn her secret, so Owen makes her a deal: All she has to do is take him into a book in Owen’s favorite Kiel Gnomenfoot series, and he’ll never say a word. Besides, visiting the book might help Bethany find her father…

…Or it might just destroy the Kiel Gnomenfoot series, reveal Bethany’s secret to the entire world, and force Owen to live out Kiel Gnomenfoot’s final (very final) adventure.
 

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User Review  - Sakidra - LibraryThing

This book is a delight. The main story revolves around characters from Keil Gnome-foot series. Owen and Bethany seemed to have separated a lot throughout this book . It was a lot of cliffhangers. Both characters a fun and strong. This is an all around great book full of mystery. Read full review

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User Review  - Sheila1957 - LibraryThing

Bethany is able to go into and out of books easily. Owen sees her and wants to go into his favorite book with her. Now Owen is the main character in the Kiel Gnomenfoot while Kiel is outside his book ... Read full review

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James Riley lives in Virginia. He is the author of Half Upon a Time, Twice Upon a Time, and Once Upon the End as well as the Story Thieves series.

Vivienne To has illustrated several books, including The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins and the Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective series by Octavia Spencer. As a child, she had two pet mice escape. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia, with her partner and her ginger cat. Visit her at VivienneTo.com.

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