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The Thief Lord
The Thief Lord
Author: Cornelia Funke, Oliver Latsch (Translator)
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 thirteen-year-old boy who calls himself the "T...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780439404372
ISBN-10: 0439404371
Publication Date: 9/1/2002
Pages: 352
Reading Level: Young Adult
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4 stars, based on 135 ratings
Publisher: The Chicken House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
This was a good book although it is billed as a fantasy when really there is only one scene in the entire book that is truly fantastical.
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Helpful Score: 4
great easy read. it made me what to visit Venice and walk where the characters might have walked.
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Helpful Score: 4
The Thief Lord is a great book for young adults by the celebrated German author Cornelia Funke. There are many twists to the plot as Prospero and Bo try to avoid being adopted by their snooty aunt.
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Helpful Score: 4
Clever and oh so charming. It's well written, like Harry Potter, and this adult loves anything by Cornelia Funke.
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Helpful Score: 4
I REALLY liked this book. Just enough fantasy to make it interesting without going overboard. :)
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I loved this story and think children would enjoy it very much. It has a lot of surprises and enters into the magical realm a little bit. It shows human compassion and friendship in a positive light.
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Fantastic book I really wish I found when I was younger. It brilliantly captivates that fantasy all children have about running away and living a life of adventure, with life-like characters you can really believe in from the first page. My only real complaint, is about the quality of the last fifty pages or so. Starting with a completely unrealistic turn into fantasy, it seems the last several chapters are a sloppy and hasty attempt to tie up all loose ends in a cheerfully satisfying matter. The younger audience won't mind, I'm sure, but to me it seemed the element of reality Funke so tactfully kept was suddenly ruined for the sake of a classic "The End".

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