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The Thief Lord

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The Thief Lord

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Author:

Cornelia Funke

Illustrator:

Christian Burmingham

Publisher:

Scholastic

Categories:

Popular

Ages:

9-12

Summary: 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 thirteen-year-old 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 part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. Soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.


Winner of the 2000 Zurich Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award from the Vienna House of Literature.


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It's a great book. The characters are well developed and the plot never stops being interesting. The only thing I have to complain about is the ending...to me it's sad! Poor Scipio seemed so alone.

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Jack

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13

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Best book I ever read! Barbarossa is the best!

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I wish I could give it more than 5 stars (it's that good)! :)

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9

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It's WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lovell

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10

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The book is sooo good that I spent 3 hours inside reading it!

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