THE THIEF'S DAUGHTER by Alan Marks

THE THIEF'S DAUGHTER

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Age Range: 6 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Known as the illustrator of Paton Walsh's Birdy and the Ghosties, Marks pens his own easy-to-read fantasy, a rather muddled tale of an honest man disgraced and discharged from his court post when he is suspected of theft. Years later, with the aid of a noble and mysterious woman who appears and disappears without warning, his daughter Magpie finds the golden key to a box the Queen had given her father as a token of trust. Inside are deeds to enough land to lift her family from poverty--a satisfying enough end to a tale of honesty rewarded, though the plot's logic won't bear much scrutiny. The ink-and-watercolor illustrations look suitably long- ago-and-far-away, with Magpie as a perpetually windblown waif. (Fiction. 6-9)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-374-37481-3
Page count: 46pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1994




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