The Thief

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By Megan Whalen Turner
Publisher Puffin
The Thief
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Because of his braggingand his great skill at thieveryGen lands in the Kings Prison, shackled to the wall of his cell. After months of isolation, kept sane only by his sharp intelligence, Gen is released by none other than the Kings 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. To the Magus, Gen is simply a tool. But Gen is a survivor and a tricksterand he has ideas of his own. A tantalizing, suspenseful, exceptionally clever novel.The authors characterization of Gen is simply superb.The Thief is even more fun to reread. The Horn Book, starred review To miss this thiefs story would be a crime. Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books, starred review

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68704 words68,704 words
224 pages224 pages
Lexile 920LLexile 920L
Grade 5 to 9Grade 5 to 9
Age 10-14Age 10-14
Published 1998Published 1998

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