The Thief of Always

The Thief of Always

A Fable

Book - 1992
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After a mysterious stranger promises to end his boredom with a trip to the magical Holiday House, ten-year-old Harvey learns that his fun has a high price.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 1992
Description: viii, 229 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780060177249
0060177241
9780002241441
0002241447
Branch Call Number: Bark

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Manekineko_0
Oct 21, 2017

One of my favorite all time books, The Thief of Always is a chilling story of Harvey, a bored young boy who opts to travel to a land where everyday is a holiday, every meal is a feast, and life is dedicated to fun. All of this does not come without a grave cost. The book is indeed written for a young adult reader, but the themes are very dark, and adults will enjoy reading just as much if not more.

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Rubicat
May 02, 2017

Once again, I was too hasty in my book requests. I didn't realize that this was written for kids so I was very very disappointed and put this book down after 50 pages or so.

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zacharystevenlewis
Dec 28, 2016

A children's book written by Clive Barker about a forgotten child who fights through supernatural temptation to save himself. Very dark themes. The story harkens back to a time before children's stories had airbrushed characters and plot twists with protective bumpers. Think Coraline, but with more sinister undertones. Enjoy!

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Oct 21, 2017

Manekineko_0 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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