Annotations for Thief


Baker & Taylor
Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.

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Baker & Taylor
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.

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HARPERCOLL

"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," wrotePublishers 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," andKirkus 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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