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ISBN13: 9780060824976
ISBN10: 0060824972
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"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.

Review:

"A king orders a young thief to carry out a near-impossible heist under threat of death. 'In addition to its charismatic hero, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of all — a twinkling jewel of a surprise ending,' said PW's starred review of this 1997 Newbery Honor book. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Young readers will identify with the feisty, scornful Gen who pushes the boundaries of his captivity as much as he can (and is frequently punished for it). They'll also enjoy the sword fight scenes. However, this book isn't an easy reader; the writing is flowery and it's important to pay attention to explanations of intrigue and politics." Children's Literature

Review:

"This book will be popular with YAs who like adventure." VOYA

Review:

"This book is sure to be a hot item with adventure and fantasy lovers, and YAs who like snide, quick-tempered, softhearted heroes will love Gen." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Because of his great skill at thievery, Gen lands in the King's prison. After months of isolation, kept sane only by his sharp intelligence, Gen is released by the King's Scholar, the Magus, who believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. The Magus needs the best thief in the land to help him steal it, and that thief is Gen. But Gen is also a survivor and a trickster--and he has ideas of his own.

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< center> < i> < p> I can steal anything.< /p> < /i> < /center> < p> 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.< /p> < p> To the magus, Gen is just a tool. But Gen is a trickster and a survivor with a plan of his own.< /p>

About the Author

Megan Whalen Turner is married to a professor and often relocates when he needs to do research. They have three children. She is also the author of three novels for young people: Newbery Honor book The Thief, The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia.

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Agent Anonymous, June 28, 2013 (view all comments by Agent Anonymous)
This book is suspenseful and well written. This book is witty and creative. Megan Walen Turner creates a world with a its own set of rules, governments, and gods and goddesses. The Thief is about, well, a thief and his journey to freedom. I highly recommend this book.
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Carolyn Booth, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Carolyn Booth)
The Thief is one of the best books I've ever read! First, the author leads the reader into a mystery regarding the main character; much later, the identity of the main character is revealed. Second, this story is just the first of a quartet that includes much character devleopment, mystery, and suspense. Finally, any reader who loves fantasy will enjoy this story by Megan Whelan Turner, and will want to continue the series, most definitely!
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Carolyn Booth, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Carolyn Booth)
The Thief is one of the best books I've ever read! First, the author leads the reader into a mystery regarding the main character; much later, the identity of the main character is revealed. Second, this story is just the first of a quartet that includes much character devleopment, mystery, and suspense. Finally, any reader who loves fantasy will enjoy this story by Megan Whelan Turner, and will want to continue the series, most definitely!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060824976
Author:
Turner, Megan Whalen
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Author:
by Megan Whalen Turner
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Robbers and outlaws
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Brigands and robbers
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20051227
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.64x5.16x.68 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A king orders a young thief to carry out a near-impossible heist under threat of death. 'In addition to its charismatic hero, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of all — a twinkling jewel of a surprise ending,' said PW's starred review of this 1997 Newbery Honor book. Ages 10-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Young readers will identify with the feisty, scornful Gen who pushes the boundaries of his captivity as much as he can (and is frequently punished for it). They'll also enjoy the sword fight scenes. However, this book isn't an easy reader; the writing is flowery and it's important to pay attention to explanations of intrigue and politics."
"Review" by , "This book will be popular with YAs who like adventure."
"Review" by , "This book is sure to be a hot item with adventure and fantasy lovers, and YAs who like snide, quick-tempered, softhearted heroes will love Gen."
"Synopsis" by , Because of his great skill at thievery, Gen lands in the King's prison. After months of isolation, kept sane only by his sharp intelligence, Gen is released by the King's Scholar, the Magus, who believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. The Magus needs the best thief in the land to help him steal it, and that thief is Gen. But Gen is also a survivor and a trickster--and he has ideas of his own.

"Synopsis" by , < center> < i> < p> I can steal anything.< /p> < /i> < /center> < p> 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.< /p> < p> To the magus, Gen is just a tool. But Gen is a trickster and a survivor with a plan of his own.< /p>
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