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Prineas, Sarah

Comments from the author about writing: I write fantasy novels and short stories. I have taught creative writing classes to honors students at the University of Iowa and Cornell College, and honors seminar classes on fantasy and science fiction literature and on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. My approach to writing is to write with joy and to embrace the fun and adventure in reading and writing.

The foreign editions of The Magic Thief series are as follows with country and publisher:

  • Brazil/Portugal, Rocco

  • Denmark, Bergen

  • Finland, Tammi

  • France, Gallimard

  • Germany, Bertelsmann

  • Greece, Patakis

  • Italy, Fabbri

  • Netherlands, Gottmer

  • Romania, RAO

  • Spain (and Spanish-speaking Central and South America), Random House Mondadori

  • UK/Australia/New Zealand, India, Quercus

  • Poland, Jaguar Publishing House

  • Turkey, Egmont

  • Indonesia, PT Bhuana Ilmu Populer

  • Vietnam, Tre Publishing House

  • Czech and Slovak, Fortuna

And for Winterling and The Summerkin:

  • UK/Australia/New Zealand/India, Quercus

  • Germany, Bertelsmann


  • Starred reviews -Kirkus, Booklist, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • #3 Booksense (Indie Next) pick, spring/summer 2008
  • Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start author (spring 2008)
  • New York Public Library 100 Books for Reading and Sharing (2008)
  • National Council of Teachers of English Notable Books in the Language Arts (2009)
  • Booklist Top Ten First Novels for Youth 2008
  • American Booksellers for Children Best Books of the Year (2008) list
  • An E.B. White Read-Aloud Award honor book
  • Cybils Award Finalist (MG fantasy category)
  • Booklist Top-Ten First Audiobooks for Youth (2006-2010)
  • The Beehive Award winner (Children’s Literature Association of Utah), 2010 (state award winner for children’s fiction)
  • State award lists in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming
  • Finalist – West Australia Young Readers Book Award


  • A Winter 2012 Indie Next pick

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Publisher Information: HarperCollins Childrens

County: Johnson

Books By This Author

  • Moonkind. HarperCollins Childrens, NY, 2013.
  • The Summerkin. HarperCollins Childrens, NY,  2013.
  • Winterling. HarperCollins Childrens, NY, 2012.
  • The Magic Thief: Home. HarperCollins, Childrens, NY, 2014.
  • The Magic Thief: Found. HarperCollins Childrens, NY, 2010.

  • The Magic Thief: Lost. HarperCollins Childrens, NY, 2009.

  • The Magic Thief. HarperCollins Children's, NY, 2008.

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