2015 USA Book Awards: Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction Finalist
2015 IndieFab Awards: Picture Book (Children's) Finalist
"A beautiful book in so many ways, The Coal Thief will leave an impression on many hearts for a long time to come.”
"The dialogue between the characters feels natural to the time and place, and the text size and amount, as well as its approachable vocabulary, makes this a good choice for confident early-elementary readers . . . Gallegos’ art is compelling . . . Overall, Georgie is an appealing protagonist, and his adventure may encourage early elementary school readers to read more about why communities like Georgie’s struggled during the 1930s. A beautifully illustrated, realistic slice of history with a likable, repentant thief as its hero."
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