Imprisoned for life for stealing the king's seal, Gen, an accomplished thief, is offered freedom if he can obtain a legendary stone from a mysterious temple for the king's magus. The stone is hidden under a river in an elaborate maze. This book is a great fit "for readers who enjoy adventure stories with a touch of magic" (Booklist) and the ending is fantastic!
-Newbery Winners--1997 Honor Book
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This book was an honoree for the prestigious Newbery Award for best children's literature. Click to see the full list of Newbery Award Winners.