Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner
(The Keepers)

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Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime.
Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day.
When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving.
Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him. . . .
Museum of Thieves is a thrilling tale of destiny and danger, and of a courageous girl who has never been allowed to grow up—until now.


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About Lian Tanner

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LIAN TANNER is a playwright and a captivating storyteller. She lives in Australia.
 
Published September 28, 2010 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 322 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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As Guardians infiltrate the Museum, threatening its seething, barely checked life force, four Museum protectors pluck Goldie from certain imprisonment in Jewel and train her for her role as fifth Protector.

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Gather Books

I was a bit lost as the story didn’t ever explain why those that worked at the Museum felt that Goldie (the main character) was needed there, a plot point that seemed to have been overlooked.

Oct 25 2010 | Read Full Review of Museum of Thieves (The Keepers)

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The Sydney Morning Herald

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Portland Book Review

Goldie finds and endless amount of rooms that won’t stay in one place, extinct animals, and another runaway named Toadspit.

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Fantasy Literature

The job of the Museum keepers — and it’s obvious that Goldie is being groomed as a keeper — is to make sure the museum stays calms so the bad things can’t escape again.

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Kidz World

Set somewhere in the distant future, Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner takes places in the city of Jewel, an ironically corrupt society where children are kept on short leashes...literally.

Nov 18 2010 | Read Full Review of Museum of Thieves (The Keepers)

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Arlington Library

Children in the city of Jewel are treated as delicate objects that must be protected and are forced to wear silver guard chains that are always attached to an adult.

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Youth Services Book Review

It’s up to Goldie and the Keepers to protect the citizens and keep the city from being destroyed.

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