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ISBN13: 9780439420891
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Awards

2003 Mildred L. Batchelder Award
2002 New York Times Notable Book
Winner of the 2005 Young Readers Choice Award (Senior Division)

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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!

This exciting tale of fun, flight, and freedom is sure to enchant readers and keep them guessing up until a breathtaking finale.

Review:

"What is shocking in the case of The Thief Lord...is that the book lives up to the audacious claim. It's got the magic, the adventure, the awkward boy heroes and the plucky chick sidekick....But Thief Lord is also just a darn good yarn..." Alice Stroup, Newsweek

Review:

"Wacky characters bring energy to this translation of an entertaining German novel....[The novel] abounds with colorful characters. The Venetian setting is ripe for mystery and the city's alleys and canals ratchet up the suspense in the chase scenes." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Harrowing and comical escapades abound....Funke delights readers in the feelings of childhood....Although the core of this tale is heartwarming, the merry-go-round...hints at darkness, leaving its riders and the novel's readers changed forever." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"There are shards of wonderful stories in this ambitious narrative....Funke beguiles young readers as she paints the city of Venice in exquisite strokes; the affection between the brothers is sweetly rendered." GraceAnne DeCandido, Booklist

Review:

"Funke brings together a large but not indigestible array of adults and children....It's a compelling tale, rich in ingenious twists, with a setting and cast that will linger in readers' memories." School Library Journal

Review:

"The Thief Lord will steal your imagination as it delivers clever twists and turns throughout." Audiofile

Review:

"The action rolls along in short chapters, each illustrated with a small pen-and-ink illustration of a locale in Venice. The vocabulary is somewhat demanding, with Italian words thrown in for atmosphere, but some YAs will certainly enjoy this challenge." KLIATT

Review:

"[D]elightful....The characters are richly and realistically drawn....This satisfying, twisting tale is for upper elementary readers who enjoy a dab of magic surrounded by a charming story." VOYA

Synopsis:

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 from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious 13-year-old boy who calls himself "the Thief Lord."

Synopsis:

The sensational, highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller--now available in paperback!

Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious character 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 relish being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. And soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them, and readers, to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.

About the Author

Cornelia Funke is a bestselling author and the third most popular children's book writer in Germany after J.K. Roweling and R.L. Stine. The Thief Lord has won several European children's literature awards, including the Zurich Children's Book Awards (2000) and the children's Book Award form the Vienna House of Literature (2001).

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christopher.horne, February 12, 2009 (view all comments by christopher.horne)
I was excited when I heard that this book was possibly the next Harry Potter. It was a quick and easy read. The characters were colorful and well developed. The plot was easy to follow. However, it did not leave me yearning for the next installment as did each of the Harry Potter books. As a fourth grade teacher, I am looking forward to reading it to my class and hearing what they think.
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BlackFairyDust01, February 3, 2008 (view all comments by BlackFairyDust01)
I've reread this book five times! I just love it!
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sierra_rj, July 31, 2006 (view all comments by sierra_rj)
An easy read, but one that you won't regret. An amazing fantasy that makes you want to never put the book down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780439420891
Illustrated by:
Burmingham, Christian
Publisher:
Chicken House
Illustrator:
Burmingham, Christian
Author:
Funke, Cornelia
Author:
Burmingham, Christian
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Robbers and outlaws
Subject:
Detectives
Subject:
Runaways
Subject:
Venice
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Juvenile materials
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Runaway children
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperbound
Series Volume:
194.
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Elementary and junior high
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 376 pages Chicken House - English 9780439420891 Reviews:
"Review" by , "What is shocking in the case of The Thief Lord...is that the book lives up to the audacious claim. It's got the magic, the adventure, the awkward boy heroes and the plucky chick sidekick....But Thief Lord is also just a darn good yarn..."
"Review" by , "Wacky characters bring energy to this translation of an entertaining German novel....[The novel] abounds with colorful characters. The Venetian setting is ripe for mystery and the city's alleys and canals ratchet up the suspense in the chase scenes."
"Review" by , "Harrowing and comical escapades abound....Funke delights readers in the feelings of childhood....Although the core of this tale is heartwarming, the merry-go-round...hints at darkness, leaving its riders and the novel's readers changed forever."
"Review" by , "There are shards of wonderful stories in this ambitious narrative....Funke beguiles young readers as she paints the city of Venice in exquisite strokes; the affection between the brothers is sweetly rendered."
"Review" by , "Funke brings together a large but not indigestible array of adults and children....It's a compelling tale, rich in ingenious twists, with a setting and cast that will linger in readers' memories."
"Review" by , "The Thief Lord will steal your imagination as it delivers clever twists and turns throughout."
"Review" by , "The action rolls along in short chapters, each illustrated with a small pen-and-ink illustration of a locale in Venice. The vocabulary is somewhat demanding, with Italian words thrown in for atmosphere, but some YAs will certainly enjoy this challenge."
"Review" by , "[D]elightful....The characters are richly and realistically drawn....This satisfying, twisting tale is for upper elementary readers who enjoy a dab of magic surrounded by a charming story."
"Synopsis" by , 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 from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious 13-year-old boy who calls himself "the Thief Lord."
"Synopsis" by ,
The sensational, highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller--now available in paperback!

Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious character 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 relish being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. And soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them, and readers, to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.

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