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Thief Lord, the (2000) [Novel]
by Cornelia Funke Rating: Weighted - 7.4 / Average - 7.4 of 10 (8 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Welcome to the magical underworld of Venice, Italy, where hidden canals and crumbling rooftops shelter runaways and children with incredible secrets... Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run for their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious thirteen-year-old boy who calls himself "the Thief Lord." Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo delight in being a part of this colorful new family. Then the Thief Lord invites them on a magical adventure to a land of forgotten mysteries that will change their lives forever.

Original title: Herr der Diebe
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultFantasyMagical Objects
FictionChildren & Young AdultAdventure

Edition #1: The Thief Lord

The Thief Lord (2001)
Awards: Mildred L. Batchelder Award (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Oliver Latsch
  • "[A] radient novel…Today’s young readers will probably love this book as they love the Harry Potter series, for its zany plot and well-defined characters…splendid." The New York Times Book Review
  • "[An] exquisitely told tale of adventure and intrugue…display[s] the kind of zest that makes you inhale a book in as few sittings as possible." USA Today
  • "Funke’s deft exploration of a timeless theme – the longing of kids to grow up and of grown-ups to relive their youth – should engage both young and old." People
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The Thief Lord (2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 043942089X
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 349

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