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A hilarious, action-packed New York Times bestselling series launches with a story-within-a-story, from the author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.

Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone, what with the real world’s homework and chores.

But everything changes the day Owen sees the impossible happen—his classmate Bethany climb out of a book in the library. It turns out Bethany’s half-fictional and has been searching every book she can find for her missing father, a fictional character.

Bethany can’t let anyone else learn her secret, so Owen makes her a deal: All she has to do is take him into a book in Owen’s favorite Kiel Gnomenfoot series, and he’ll never say a word. Besides, visiting the book might help Bethany find her father…

…Or it might just destroy the Kiel Gnomenfoot series, reveal Bethany’s secret to the entire world, and force Owen to live out Kiel Gnomenfoot’s final (very final) adventure.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published on December 15, 2015 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1481409204
ISBN-13: 9781481409209
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  • avery1032
    avery1032Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 4:56 pm55 stars
    I read this whole series!
    • NobodyWednesday, January 3, 2018 at 9:05 am
      Such a great book! This book leaves you on the edge of you seat wanting more.
      • tori3ghoul
        tori3ghoulMonday, November 27, 2017 at 2:06 pm55 stars
        Bethany has the power to travel into books and Owen wants in. Ever since her father disappeared on her fourth birthday, Bethany has been looking for him everywhere. Owen tells her he'll help her if he can meet Kiel, his favorite character. But can the fictional world be contained?
        • FftddggsxvyrFriday, August 11, 2017 at 8:10 am
          This series copied the land of stories.
          • MousieSaturday, June 10, 2017 at 2:45 pm
            Wow! Such a great book! Owen sees Bethany jump out of a book, and it turns out she's have fictional! Owen and Bethany make a deal that Owen will get to go into his favorite book series while Bethany goes to look for her father. Owen thinks it's great at first, but then it turns bad! Read the book and find out what happens. Truly a wonderful adventure for kids to read.
            • olliebob
              olliebobMonday, June 5, 2017 at 7:07 pm55 stars
              I loved this book! Story Theives is about a boy named Owen and how he meets a girl named Bethany. The twist? She's half fictional! She can jump in and out of books. But when they jump into Owens favorite book, things go wrong. Way wrong! The Magister a character in the book jumps out with them! And that's not even the half of it! Owen has to battle robots, and Bethany has to stop the Magister from releasing all the characters from every book, ever written!!! Can they do it?
              • mimi12345678945
                mimi12345678945Monday, January 9, 2017 at 3:06 pm55 stars
                I loved it
                • BbbbbbbbbThursday, December 15, 2016 at 8:19 am
                  It is awesome
                  • candyWednesday, November 23, 2016 at 6:11 pm
                    i love this book so much
                    • rrwwnn
                      rrwwnnSunday, September 25, 2016 at 6:15 pm
                      Wow!This book was great.It is about a boy named Owen and a girl named Bethany.However, Bethany is half fictional and she was been looking everywhere for her missing father.So when Owen see's Bethany climb out of a book.They go on a great adventure!I recommend!