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The Chameleon Thief
The Chameleon Thief

The Chameleon Thief



288 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: August 2023

ISBN 9781760502850

Rights: US & CA

Hardie Grant Children's Publishing (Aug 2023)

Price: $16.99


‘Even jerks need saving sometimes.’

How far would you go to save your enemy?

Attica Stone has fantastic friends, a great life and a massive problem: her bestie, Jinni Miscamble, suddenly hates her. Attica doesn't know why – but she does know Jinni's done something bad. Really bad. And only Attica can help her deal with the consequences.

Does Jinni want Attica's help? No. Does she need it? Yes. But to save Jinni, Attica will need to pull off a stunt so wild, so daring, that it might just get her kicked out of town…  

Razor-sharp wit, not-quite-right magic tricks and a heist involving the world’s rudest bunnies combine in this irresistible read.


"A wild rollercoaster ride of illusion and mayhem, a fast-paced adventure with a strong female protagonist and a diverse cast of unconventional characters; it’s pure delight." —Readings Books

Author Biography

Mat Larkin writes children’s adventure stories with heart. After starting out on the Zac Power junior fiction series, his debut middle-grade novel, The Orchard Underground, was voted Best Children’s Book of 2018 by Readings Books customers. His follow-up, The Chameleon Thief, will be published in 2022. Mat lives and works on unceded Wurundjeri land in Naarm-Melbourne.