Little Thieves Hardcover – October 19, 2021 by Margaret Owen

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[512 pages]

PUB: October 19, 2021

$18.99 $12.64

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Author: Owen Margaret

Brand: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Package Dimensions: 0x0x788

Number Of Pages: 512

Release Date: 19-10-2021

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Kids’ Indie Next pick for November/December!Amazon Best Book of October 2021!A scrappy maid must outsmart both palace nobles and Low Gods in a new YA fantasy by Margaret Owen, author of the Merciful Crow series.Once upon a time, there was a horrible girl…Vanja Schmidt knows that no gift is freely given, not even a mother’s love―and she’s on the hook for one hell of a debt. Vanja, the adopted goddaughter of Death and Fortune, was Princess Gisele’s dutiful servant up until a year ago. That was when Vanja’s otherworldly mothers demanded a terrible price for their care, and Vanja decided to steal her future back… by stealing Gisele’s life for herself.The real Gisele is left a penniless nobody while Vanja uses an enchanted string of pearls to take her place. Now, Vanja leads a lonely but lucrative double life as princess and jewel thief, charming nobility while emptying their coffers to fund her great escape. Then, one heist away from freedom, Vanja crosses the wrong god and is cursed to an untimely end: turning into jewels, stone by stone, for her greed.Vanja has just two weeks to figure out how to break her curse and make her getaway. And with a feral guardian half-god, Gisele’s sinister fiancé, and an overeager junior detective on Vanja’s tail, she’ll have to pull the biggest grift yet to save her own life.Margaret Owen, author of The Merciful Crow series, crafts a delightfully irreverent retelling of “The Goose Girl” about stolen lives, thorny truths, and the wicked girls at the heart of both.


“A wild, adventurous romp that will leave you breathless at every turn. Expect sharp edges balanced with delightful humor and good fun—but I’ll warn you: Vanja will steal your heart.” —Hafsah Faizal, New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author of
We Hunt the Flame

“Margaret Owen has done it again, yanking me between surety and nail-biting anticipation the whole way.” —
Brittney Morris, Bestselling Author of
Slay, The Cost of Knowing, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Wings of Fury, and The Jump

★ “In this epic fantasy rooted in Germanic myth and culture, Owen reimagines ‘The Goose Girl’ as a magic-infused caper—part heist, part adventure, with a slow-burning romance at its heart.” ―
Publishers Weekly,
Starred Review

★ “A lush and lively adventure replete with romance, revenge, and robbery.” ―
Starred Review

★ “Owen flips the tale of the Goose Girl on its head for a breathlessly inventive, never-a-dull-moment adventure of found family and second (or fourth or fifth) chances. If you’re not careful, it’ll steal your heart, too.” ―
Starred Review

★ “Packed with heists, gods, and monsters, the Germanic worldbuilding is easily accessible and readers will love rooting for Owen’s clever antiheroine with ambition. […] Highly recommended and not to be missed.”―
School Library Journal,
Starred Review

About the Author

Margaret Owen was born and raised at the end of the Oregon Trail and has worked in everything from thrift stores to presidential campaigns. The common thread between every job can be summed up as: lessons were learned. She now spends her days writing and negotiating a long-term hostage situation with her two monstrous cats. She is the author of the Merciful Crow series. In her free time, she enjoys exploring ill-advised travel destinations and raising money for social justice nonprofits through her illustrations. She resides in Seattle, Washington.

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