The Patron Thief of Bread

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The Patron Thief of Bread is a slightly slow-starting book that quickly gets faster. There are some chapters that get repetitive, but overall it is a really good book.

The book is about two gangs: the Crowns and the Red Swords. The Crowns are threatened by the Red Swords, so the Crowns send their youngest member to become an apprentice baker. Her name is Duck and the Crowns’ leader does not think she is anything more than garbage. She gets them small amounts of food and coins, but in the end they try to make a more major plan for thievery.

I don’t really like the pace of the book. It also has some chapters that are told from the point of view of a gargoyle, while most chapters are from Duck’s point of view. The gargoyle chapters aren’t as interesting, but the book is generally really good. The highly developed characters and interesting plot make it an awesome book for reading for pleasure. I would recommend The Patron Thief of Bread for ages eight to twelve years.

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Author Lindsay Eagar
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 448 pages
Publisher Candlewick
Publish Date 11-May-2022
ISBN 9781536204681
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Issue July 2022
Category Tweens