By Megan Whalen Turner
"I can scouse borrow anything." So broadcasts Gen, the hero of the Newbery Honor ebook The Thief—an fascinating event delusion set in a legendary land wealthy with intrigue. Gen's bragging lands him in criminal . . . yet then the king's magus wishes the thief's ability for a near-impossible job: to scouse borrow a invaluable magical jewel from a far off land. "In addition to its charismatic hero, this tale possesses probably the most beneficial treasures of all—a twinkling jewel of a shock ending," wrote Publishers Weekly in a starred review.
The first of six deliberate books set in Gen's international, The Thief was once an ALA most sensible e-book of the yr in addition to a Newbery Honor ebook. School Library Journal acknowledged, "YAs who like snide, quick-tempered, softhearted heroes will love Gen," and Kirkus Reviews referred to as it "an uplifting ebook, a literary trip that enriches either its characters and readers."
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