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The thief
Megan Whalen Turner
Teen Fiction TURNER

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Big Dad-O said:
Well, I have read this book with 3 of my kids when they were about ages 10 to 13 and it is one of our favorites. It takes more patience than Harry Potter but wellworth it.
posted Jun 24, 2008 at 9:16PM
Avatar for Pizza Pizza said:
It's the story of a thief, who after being caught at stealing, is forced to steal something of great importance from a neighboring country. But Gen has a few tricks up his own sleeve...
posted Jan 9, 2010 at 2:04PM
Avatar for pizza pizza said:
I finally realized that my book list is alphabetized and that is the reason that this book is at the bottom. It was causing many a sleepless night as I turned over the various possibilities and situations that might cause this book (and its sequels) to end up down here. I now recognize that just because a book is at the bottom of a list, that doesn't say anything about its quality. So if a book of yours ever ends up at the bottom of some list, before plunging into the depths of despair, please check if your last name starts with 'Z'
posted Jun 10, 2010 at 5:34PM
long lake library staff said:
A very interesting tale about a thief who is released from prison to help the magus (a vizer or chief advisor) steal a valuable relic. What made this so good is the details of the culture, the landscape, and the history. The author tricks you into thinking this actually takes place in our world, sometime in the past, by using realistic mythologies and history. Until I read the author's note at the end, I did not realize that it was completely made up. All of it. Now that's good fiction. Very good book. Preteen and up.
posted May 29, 2013 at 1:22PM
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Nickname is Gen; in prison for stealing the king's seal; offered a chance of freedom by stealing an ancient treasure for the king; has a lack of discipline.

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