The Thief

The Thief

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"I can steal anything." So declares Gen, the hero of the Newbery Honor Book The Thief-an exciting adventure fantasy set in a mythical land rich with intrigue. Gen's bragging lands him in prison ...but then the king's magus needs the thief's skill for a near-impossible task: to steal a priceless magical jewel from a faraway land. "In addition to its charismatic hero, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of all-a twinkling jewel of a surprise ending," wrote Publishers Weekly in a starred review. The first of six planned books set in Gen's world, The Thief was an ALA Best Book of the Year as well as a Newbery Honor Book. School Library Journal said, "YAs who like snide, quick-tempered, softhearted heroes will love Gen," and Kirkus Reviews called it "an uplifting book, a literary journey that enriches both its characters and readers." Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Greenwillow Books
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0060824972
  • 9780060824976
  • 17,815

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"An exceptional adventure story." -- KLIATT

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"I can steal anything."After Gen's bragging lands him in the king's prison, the chances of escape look slim. Then the king's scholar, the magus, needs the thief's skill for a seemingly impossible task -- to steal a hidden treasure from another land.To the magus, Gen is just a tool. But Gen is a trickster and a survivor with a plan of his own.

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About Megan Whalen

Megan Whalen Turner is the author of the Newbery Honor Book The Thief and its companions, The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia. She lives with her family in Ohio.

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