The Thief Lord

Cornelia Funke
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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 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 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 to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.


It was autumn in Venice when Victor first heard of Prosper and Bo. The canals, gleaming in the sun, dappled the ancient brickwork with gold. But the wind was blowing ice-cold air from the sea, remindi...

About the Author:

Cornelia Funke is the New York Times bestselling author of many magical novels for children, including The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and Inkheart. She is also the writer of the charming chapter books Emma and the Blue Genie, The Pirate Pig, and Ruffleclaw. Once named one of the 100 most…

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Loved It
2/3/2023 11:08:04 AM
Loved It
plot twist, friendship

I definitely recommend it! There are so many plot twists, I don't know where to begin. Enemies turn into friends, friends turn into strangers, and friends turn into family. The sneaky Theif Lord may be well known for his reputation, but is he really what he seems? The group of friends lives in an old theater, and it gives off home vibes like there's nowhere you'd rather be. There's also friendship, family, and betrayal. Please don't judge the book until you've read it, it is a really good book and I would love to see more people read it.

1/24/2023 6:36:06 PM

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