How Did I
I decorated my cover with a hand because…
In the story the main character Ren is handless for as long as he can
I decorated my cover with a picture of a man and boy because…
It is the picture on the cover of the real book and it depicts Ren and his
adopted father, Ben walking together hand in hand.
I decorated my cover with a picture of a gravestone because…
The men that adopt Ren are thieves and one of the main things they steal are
prized possessions of the dead.
This picture depicts an orphanage. An all Boys orphanage is where the Main
Character Ren has lived for the 12 years. Then one lucky day a man by the
name of Benjamin came to the orphanage and claimed Ren as his long lost
The rocks depicted here were called Wishing Rocks back at
the orphanage where Ren used to live. The Wishing Rocks
were flat, round, gray rocks that had a white stripe down the
middle of the rock. The boys that lived in the orphanage used
to collect all kinds of rocks and when a boy found one of these
rocks they were said to be good for one wish.
This is a picture of what I pictured the town of North Umbrage to look like.
North Umbrage is the town where Ren, Benjamin and Tom live with a landlady
named Mrs. Sands. In this town they make a living by digging up graves and
giving the dead bodies to one of the doctors at the hospital near by for scientific
In the house where they are staying Ren discovers that Mrs. Sand’s brother
lives on the roof because he is a “midget” and he doesn’t want the world to
make fun of him. But every night he comes down the chimney to eat the
dinner that Mrs. Sands makes for him and in return he makes her wooden
toys. Ren discovers this wooden horse and decides to steal it.
One night while Ren, Tom and Benjamin were digging up the graves to give to the
hospital, they dug up a man that wasn’t really dead. His name was Dolly and he
was buried alive because everyone thought he was dead. Ren and Dolly became
good friends so Tom and Benjamin decided they could let Dolly stay with them.
Ever since Ren and Dolly first met they became best
friends. They each made each other a better person. Ren
helped Dolly out with his problem of liking to hurt people
and Dolly protected Ren from the “bad guys”.
This horse carriage represents the wild chase that happened in the middle of the
night between the “bad guys” and Ren, Dolly, Benjamin and Tom. The “bad
guys” chased them because the ruler of North Umbrage, Mr.McGinty wanted
to see Ren.
Ren could always distinguish the “bad guys”
because they all wore these tall black hats.
Men in the
In the end the “bad guys” capture Ren, Benjamin and Tom. They are
hurt, weaponless and helpless. The “bad guys” bring them to
Mr.McGinty. After a careful inspection he decides to let Benjamin
and Tom go free but he keeps Ren and shoves him in a closet where
he will be kept imprisoned until further notice.
During his time imprisoned in the little closet, Ren comes across
a locket and the face in the locket becomes someone very
important to him.
What happens to Ren?
What does Mr.McGinty want with
Who’s picture is in the locket?
Did Benjamin and Tom forget
All these questions and more can be answered
In the book The Good Thief by, Hannah Tinti
Scrapbook By, Madeline Rose Prachar