The Thief

The Thief Cover

The Thief

By Megan Whalen Turner

Eos, Paperback, 9780060824976, 280pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2005

Description

"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



Praise For The Thief

“An exceptional adventure story.”
-KLIATT

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