cover image The Thief

The Thief

Megan Whalen Turner. Puffin Books, $5.99 (219pp) ISBN 978-0-14-038834-3

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 of this 1997 Newbery Honor book. Ages 10-14. (Jan.)