cover image The Thief

The Thief

Megan Whalen Turner, . . HarperCollins/Eos, $6.99 (280pp) ISBN 978-0-06-082497-6

A king orders a young thief to carry out a near-impossible heist under threat of death. "In addition to its charismatic hero, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of all—a twinkling jewel of a surprise ending," said PW 's starred review of this 1997 Newbery Honor book. Ages 10-up. (Jan.)