The Great (Food) Bank Heist

The Great (Food) Bank Heist

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 01/07/2021
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The Great (Food) Bank Heist
A fun quick read which raises money for a good cause!
I can highly recommend The Great (Food) Bank Heist, it is a short and sweet story full of delightful drawings by Elisa Paganelli and fun antics for everyon... READ MORE
Sian Goater


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, Ashley 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?

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781781129623
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 12 mm

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The Great (Food) Bank Heist
Food poverty, friendship and investigation
First of all, the illustrations are fabulous - I recognised Elisa Paganelli's work and was excited to see how it looked, such a great addition to the story... READ MORE
Kirsten Barrett
The Great (Food) Bank Heist
So many powerful messages in this short read.
I always get excited when a new book by Onjali Q. Raúf is published and I was thrilled to see that for her latest venture she has partnered up with the bri... READ MORE
Matt @awordaboutbooks
The Great (Food) Bank Heist
Love all her books
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. This book delivers exactly what Onjali is famous for... great adventure with a very special message... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Great (Food) Bank Heist
An Important Message
Child poverty is a big problem in the UK, though one that a lot of people probably don't like to acknowledge exists. We hear of families that barely have e... READ MORE
Amy Walker
The Great (Food) Bank Heist
A really readable book
What a fab book! A great story jammed packed with intrigue and emotion, as well as information about food hunger and the help available. Thank you Onjali Q... READ MORE
Rebecca Dennis
The Great (Food) Bank Heist
Lots of fun, heart and excitement!
Cracking little mystery that really nurtures empathy with those in the UK for whom crippling hunger is a daily experience. A young hero living on the pove... READ MORE
James Haddell