The Magic Thief

By Prineas, Sarah

Publishers Summary:
A young thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking the pocket of the powerful wizard Nevery Flinglas, who has returned from exile to attempt to reverse the troubling decline of magic in Wellmet City.

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ISBN
978-0-06137-587-3 978-0-06137-588-0
Publisher
HarperCollins


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2008

Gr 3-6 Conn, a pickpocket on the streets of Twilight, one day picks the pocket of a powerful wizard and steals his locus magicalicus, the center of his power. It should kill Conn, but it doesn't. Nevery, the wizard, has just returned after a 22-year exile, to try to save the town from the leaching of its magic, upon which so much, including its economy, depends. Curious about the boy, Nevery takes him on as an assistant and then an apprentice. Although it is the wizard's job to stem the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2008

Precocious Conn becomes a wizard's apprentice when he pickpockets a locus magicalicus stone off of "bent, bearded, cloak-wearing old croakety croak" Nevery Flinglas and, to the wizard's astonishment, isn't killed. Despite Conn's mysterious affinity for magic, one thing stands in the way of...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

Precocious pickpocket Conn becomes an apprentice to Nevery Flinglas, a wizard trying to stem the loss of magic from th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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