Entertainment

Book review: Museum of Thieves

The first book in The Keepers trilogy, Museum of Thieves, is magical.
The first book in The Keepers trilogy, Museum of Thieves, is magical. Contributed

The Keepers: Museum of Thieves

AUTHOR: Liam Tanner

PUBLISHER: Allen and Unwin Aust

RRP:  $15.99

 

MUSEUM of Thieves, the first book in The Keepers trilogy, is a magical story for children.

The characters are just frightening enough and the book is beautifully presented with wonderful drawings.

Museum of Thieves centres on Goldie Roth, an impatient and bold girl who escapes the clutches of the Blessed Guardians in the city of Jewel where impatience is a sin.

She takes refugee in the Museum of Dunt, setting in motion a story of adventure, hidden mysteries and dark secrets.

For the museum holds the secrets of the world, manned by four people, including a young boy who teams up with Goldie to fight the shadows that want to steal the secrets.

Throw in a large Brizzlehound, a bond of friendship that evil can't break and Museum of Thieves is one of the best children's books I've read in a long time.

Topics:  book review


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Battle over North Coast lake road continues

BATTLE FOR ROAD: Lennox Head's Stop the Lake Road Closure committee spokesperson Pip Carter (back, left) with NSW Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres who has described the decision to close the road as odd.

Battle to keep road open is not over

Local teen actor to star in cult horror

Nicholas Hamilton.

Nicholas Hamilton, 16, has cemented his Hollywood career

Where to see snow this week - it could be your last chance

The June snow at Guyra was measured at 5cm deep in some parts.

Looks like we'll get one more hit of frosty weather this winter

Latest deals and offers

Rubbish collections back on agenda

A MAYORAL candidate has thrown kerbside collections of bulky rubbish on to the agenda for the upcoming council election.

Battle over North Coast lake road continues

BATTLE FOR ROAD: Lennox Head's Stop the Lake Road Closure committee spokesperson Pip Carter (back, left) with NSW Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres who has described the decision to close the road as odd.

Battle to keep road open is not over

Local teen actor to star in cult horror

Nicholas Hamilton.

Nicholas Hamilton, 16, has cemented his Hollywood career

Where to see snow this week - it could be your last chance

The June snow at Guyra was measured at 5cm deep in some parts.

Looks like we'll get one more hit of frosty weather this winter

Rail trail disconnect cost project millions: Page

HAPPIER DAYS: Supporters of the Northern Rivers rail trail after it was announced last year that the proposal was in line for funding under the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

Former Ballina MP disappointed by lack of progress on rail trail

Volunteers line up for Shark Watch trial

Shark Watch chief drone pilot Simon Jardine from Aerobot tests out the system at Lennox Head.

Volunteers test out technology to help keep surfers safe

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

Patti Smith confirmed for Bluesfest 2017

CONFIRMED: US singer Patti Smith performing in Switzerland last year.

Find out who else in the first line up announcement

Angie and Yvie ready to toast The Bachelor on Gogglebox

Angie and Yvie in a scene from the TV series Gogglebox.

ALL the regulars return in TV show about people watching TV.

Local teen actor to star in cult horror

Nicholas Hamilton.

Nicholas Hamilton, 16, has cemented his Hollywood career

You are going to Falls for this music line-up

CONFIRMED: Local artist Bernard Fanning is part of the line up for Falls Festival Byron Bay.

The line-up and ticket purchase details have been announced.

Rio 2016: So how many watched, tweeted it?

Jessica Fox in action during the Rio Games.

Tweets about #Rio2016 were viewed a staggering number of times

Thorsome: Anthony Hopkins in Brisbane

Sir Anthony Hopkins talks with Tom Hiddleston on the set of Thor: Raganok. Photo:  Jess Moller-Nielsen

Premier calls for extra tax relief for big movie makers in Qld

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m

Guess which Sunshine Coast suburb cracked the million dollar list?

This four-bedroom home at 26 McAnally Dr, Sunshine Beach was for sale for $7 million.

List of Australia's five most-expensive suburbs

Does it get any better than this? Check out this $2M home

LUXURY LIVING: The Coral Cove home built by Steve Coates Constructions that took out the best home over $2 million and the Wide Bay Burnett House of the Year at the Master Builders Wide Bay Burnett Housing and Construction Awards.

Wide Bay's best home is right on our doorstep

Investors hit as mining companies rent out vacant homes

Vacancy rates in areas like Gladstone and Mackay hit hard

Toxic? Authorities skip on sinkhole water test

Day two of sink hole drama at Basin Pocket.

INVESTIGATION: No testing on water pumped into Bremer River