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I am a thief!

by Rayner, Abigail,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB RAYNER Abigail
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB RAYNER Abigail
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E RAY
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  E RAY
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea RAYNER Abigail
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea RAYNER Abigail
Northern Tier Regional Library New Book J PB RAYNE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  New Book
Call Number  J PB RAYNE
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK RAYNER
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  j PICT BK RAYNER
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books IN PROCESSING
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books IN PROCESSING
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Picture Books
When Eliza Jane Murphy--line leader, captain of the worm rescue team--impulsively pockets a sparkly green stone from her classroom's "Exploring Green" display table, her heart crumples.

My heart stopped singing. My letters went wonky. I was too heavy to swing!

I wanted to put it back . . . But what if someone saw?

But when she discovers that nearly everyone in her family took something once in their lives--from her baby brother and mom, to her nana with her sausage-stealing dog--Eliza overcomes her shame to make things right.

A hilarious and heartfelt story about stealing and finding the courage to do the right thing.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Identifying herself as Line Leader. Caring Friend. Captain of the Worm Rescue Team, Eliza confesses that she is also a thief. She tells of swiping a sparkly stone from a classroom display and immediately feeling guilt, remorse, and indecision. Back home, she asks family members if they ever stole something. Never, says Dad, looking shocked, but everyone else fesses up to some sort of infraction. Eliza returns the stone to her teacher, who calls her brave for doing so. Rayner creates an engaging story through Eliza's conversations, reflections, and disarming confessional narrative. While the incident begins in a conventional way, Eliza investigates the topic beyond her own experience and that leads her to a broader understanding. And she reflects, Everyone is a lot of things. In the amusing, wordless final scene, Eliza catches her dad lifting the last slice of cake from the refrigerator at night. Ruttan's expressive mixed-media illustrations use Wanted posters at intervals, creatively portraying Eliza, her relatives, and their pets as thieves. This entertaining, original picture book leaves plenty of room for discussion.--Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Theft -- Juvenile fiction.
Precious stones -- Juvenile fiction.
Shame -- Juvenile fiction.
Right and wrong -- Juvenile fiction.
Stealing -- Fiction.
Precious stones -- Fiction.
Shame -- Fiction.
Right and wrong -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Contributors Ruttan, Molly, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780735842892
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