The Great (Food) Bank Heist

Onjali Q. Rauf, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli
AUD $12.99
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Written with great empathy and Rauf's trademark humour, this moving story gives a child's-eye view of the increasing problem of food poverty.

Written with great empathy and Rauf's trademark humour, The Great (Food) Bank Heist is a moving story that gives a child's-eye view of the increasing problem of food poverty.

On Thursdays, Nelson, Asha and Mum head out to the bank. But not just any old bank - the food bank. With its shining tins and packets of food stacked from floor to ceiling, Nelson thinks it's the best kind of bank there is. But there's a thief in town, and the shelves of the food bank are getting emptier each day, leaving people hungrier than ever. For the sake of his family and everyone else's, Nelson needs to make them stop. But can he and his friends really be the ones to catch the bank robber?

Author bio:

ONJALI Q. RAUF is the bestselling and multi-award-winning children's author of titles including The Star Outside My Window, The Night Bus Hero, and the Blue Peter Book Award and Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winner The Boy at the Back of the Class. As well as writing children's books, Onjali is the founder of Making Herstory, an organisation helping to tackle the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. She is also the founder of O's Refugee Aid Team, which works to aid frontline refugee response teams in France, Greece and beyond.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781781129623
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Barrington Stoke
Pub Date: September 2021
Page Extent: 104
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: Young adult fiction