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The Great (Food) Bank Heist


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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.

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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.


"A typically accessible and empathy-filled contemporary story that takes a child's-eye look at the increasing problem of food poverty" -- The Bookseller
"This is masterful and empathetic storytelling at its best ... Rauf gives a child's-eye view of food poverty, friendship and community spirit ... A great story set in a unique and modern setting that I would highly recommend" -- INIS
"Delivers exactly what Onjali is famous for... great adventure with a very special message ... A brilliant read which I hope will highlight the issue to many and perhaps encourage greater understanding" -- Independent Book Reviews
"We are so grateful to Onjali for writing this powerful book" -- Emma Revie, Chief Executive of The Trussell Trust
"A story that doesn't shy away from the real problems of low income families but also provides some humour and adventure at the same time ... great illustrations by Elisa Paganelli which give the book an extra dimension and bring the cast to life for the reader" -- The Letterpress Project

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