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November 29, 2012 / peoplesbookprize

The Storyteller

Each week we focus on one of the books showcased in The People’s Book Prize 2012/13 – this week’s book is

The Storyteller

By Antonia Michaelis
Published by Amulet
ISBN 978-1-4197-0047-7
Category Young Adult
Autumn 2012


Anna and Abel are both seventeen and in their last year of school, but come from different backgrounds. Abel, the school drug dealer, cares for his six-year-old sister on his own. Fascinated, Anna follows the two and listens as Abel tells little Micha the story of a tiny queen assailed by dark forces. Abel is in danger of losing Micha to their abusive father. Anna falls in love with Abel, but when his “enemies” turn up dead, she fears she has fallen for a murderer. Has she?

Author’s Biography

Antonia Michaelis is the author of Tiger Moon and Dragons of Darkness. She has lived and taught in India. She is the author of several other award-winning books published in her native Germany.


‘I didn’t expect it, but The Storyteller turned out to be one of the most captivating reads for me. It was an emotional rollercoaster… impossible to put down. If you’re looking for a contemporary story that will not leave your mind, pick up this one!’ FICTIONAL DISTRACTION ‘The Storyteller was wonderful journey for me. A heart wrenching love, secrets and deaths, One of the most extraordinarily great novels of the year.’ PAGES FROM MY THOUGHTS

We  are always enthusiastic to hear about books you feel should be nominated for The People’s Book Prize and if you have suggestions please email us at

Once again thank you for your comments and for making The People’s Book Prize “a truly democratic book prize decided exclusively by the public”Peoples Book Prize

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Patron:  Frederick Forsyth CBE

Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE


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