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Publisher Comments:

Nothing is overdone and not a word is out of place in this auspicious debut, wrote Kirkus in a starred review of Instead of Three Wishes, the first book by Megan Whalen Turner. Her second book more than fulfills that promise. The king's scholar, the magus, believes he knows the site of an ancient treasure. To attain it for his king, he needs a skillful thief, and he selects Gen from the king's prison. The magus is interested only in the theif's abilities. What Gen is interested in is anyone's guess. Their journey toward the treasure is both dangerous and difficult, lightened only imperceptibly by the tales they tell of the old gods and goddesses.Megan Whalen Turner weaves Gen's stories and Gen's story together with style and verve in a novel that is filled with intrigue, adventure, and surprise.

Synopsis:

Magus, the King's Scholar, releases Gen, a skilled thief, from prison so that he may lead him to an ancient treasure, yet once freed, Gen has plans of his own and has no intention of letting Magus walk away with all the goods. A Newbery Honor Book & ALA Notable Children's Book. Reissue.

Synopsis:

"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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061968525
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Author:
Turner, Megan Whalen
Author:
Megan Whalen Turner
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Robbers and outlaws
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Brigands and robbers
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-Mythical Creatures
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20051227
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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Product details 304 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061968525 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Magus, the King's Scholar, releases Gen, a skilled thief, from prison so that he may lead him to an ancient treasure, yet once freed, Gen has plans of his own and has no intention of letting Magus walk away with all the goods. A Newbery Honor Book & ALA Notable Children's Book. Reissue.
"Synopsis" by ,

"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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