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The Thief Lord

by Cornelia Funke
Illustrated by Christian Burmingham
Translated by Oliver Latsch


Published by Chicken House / Scholastic, 2002
352 pages
ISBN: 0-439-40437-1

Ages 9 - 14

The intricacies of Venice, with its myriad canals and narrow passages, serves as the perfect backdrop for this intricate story full of twists and turns as it follows the fate of Prosper and Bo, two orphaned brothers who find refuge among a group of young petty thieves in the city. From their hideout in an abandoned theater, the children pursue their various activities directed by the Thief Lord, a wily and talented teenager who may or may not have all their best interests in mind. As Prosper and Bo elude the private detective hired by their nefarious aunt and uncle, they are swept up in the intrigue surrounding the Thief Lord, whose latest criminal act may prove his undoing, and who turns out to have more than a few secrets to reveal in a page-turning story with one surprise after another. CCBC Categories: Fiction for Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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