September 2009 Indie Next List
“Hannah Tinti's The Good Thief features an orphan, a con man, a giant zombie, a mad doctor, a dwarf, and a sinister factory. Need I say more? It takes a pretty incredible writer to create a 19th-century boy's adventure story with a wry, 21st-century sensibility. Once you begin, you'll be saying 'just one more chapter.'”
— Jessica Stockton, McNally Jackson Books, New York, NY
September 2008 Indie Next List
“Ren, one of many orphans at Saint Anthony's Orphanage for boys, is approaching the age when he will be conscripted into the army. A swaggering Benjamin Nab appears and claims Ren as his long-lost brother. But, as soon as they are on the way, it is clear that Benjamin Nab is not anything he seems to be. Tinti has written a wonderful, compelling novel.”
— Lyn Roberts, Square Books, Oxford, MS
Chinese edition of The Good Thief. The book has garnered numerous awards and favorable reviews in 2008 and 2009. A Dickinsian fantasy tells the story of a one-armed boy named Ren who grew up in an orphanage. Ren was taught to lie and steal but over the course of the story, Ren has to learn to trust himself and that the goodness of human spirit triumphs over evil. In Traditional Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.