The Thief Lord

The Thief Lord

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Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt only the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they find protection from a gang of Venetian street children and their leader, the Thief Lord.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, [2010], ©2001
ISBN: 9780545227704
0545227704
Characteristics: 349 pages, [23] pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Latsch, Oliver

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AshesChu
Jun 18, 2018

This was my favorite novel when I was younger. It's still way up there on the list for me. "The Thief Lord" is an amazing tale for readers young and old. A lot of kids are in a hurry to grow up and a lot of adults seem to long for the days they could be a child or at least wish they had known to enjoy those days. "The Thief Lord" unpacks that with a touch of magic and fantasy thrown in. Think back to all the times as a kid when you wished you could be an adult to make your own decisions. What if you could have grown up immediately at that moment? Would you have taken that chance? Flip it around--what if you could go back to being a child? It's not necessarily a chance to re-do your life, but what if you woke up tomorrow and you were five-years-old knowing everything you know now? Sounds pretty sweet, but would you take that chance? "The Thief Lord" shows both sides, if you look deep enough. It reminds young readers to enjoy being a kid and it allows older readers to reminisce. The book doesn't condemn the choices, either way. It's very clear that there are a lot of things you can only get away with as a child and there's other things that you can only accomplish as an adult. One can't have the best of both worlds, but "The Thief Lord" does an amazing job highlighting the best moments in all stages of life. It's not about growing up too fast--it's about taking time to smell the roses no matter what sage of life you are in. For that reason, I truly believe that "The Thief Lord" is a timeless masterpiece that has something for any reader--whether they are nine or ninety.

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AsheVanguard
Mar 18, 2017

I loved it

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enidpali
Sep 05, 2015

this was one of the most enchanting books ive ever read i think its just brillant

emmazittel Aug 14, 2015

I really Hope i can get this book Quickly!!!!!! ;)

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orange_owl_173
Dec 29, 2014

The Thief Lord was an excellent read. The characters were well written with depth and development. The plot had ups and downs and twists and turns. Full of magic, mystery, and adventure The Thief Lord is the perfect book for anyone with a taste for mischief.

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epstowe
Jul 13, 2014

This book is an amazing read. I've read it over and over again - Cornelia Funke is one of my favorite authors, and the Thief Lord is just one of her many wonderful books. The characters are detailed and fit into the plot perfectly, making this a book I suggest strongly for everyone.

arinatheawesomeskater Jul 12, 2014

I love this book and also own it. Its about two boys who dont like being rich and run away from home from there aunt.

Red_Cobra_111 Apr 23, 2014

this book was by far one of the best books I have read. I loved this book so much that I got so many ideas for books I might want to right!

lakevilla_IDOL Feb 24, 2014

In this book two young children, Bo and Prosper, travel to the magical city of Venice to escape their mean and cruel aunt. In their travels they meet a band of runaway children and their mysterious leader, "The Theif Lord". Little do they know that they are being trailed by a highly trained detective hired by their aunt, and that their leader is not who they think him to be. The magical twist at the end of the story will catch you by surprise and will really make you think. Come in to your local Lake Villa Library to read this book for your self!!

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kesha1123
Jan 13, 2014

Well done fantasy with an authentically composed ending.

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Aadityaag23
Jun 26, 2016

Two brothers, Prosper and Bo, run away from their aunt to Venice. Here they find new friends and live on the streets to survive. Soon they find out a detective hired by their aunt is looking for them. Will they get caught and be sent back to their horrible aunt?

Red_Cobra_111 Apr 23, 2014

so theres this boy that is called the thief lord and he meets these 2 boys and they join his troop of thieves. but what happened before that was that the 2 boys ran away from their ant, and so theres someone looking for them and they go on fun journeys of a thieves life.

Chromatic Jul 30, 2011

Welcome to Venice, city of canals, home to splendid basilicas, and roost for pigeons and winged lions. For the orphaned brothers Prosper and Bo, however, Venice is more than a paradise; it is a sanctuary that protects the two from their unpleasant aunt and uncle.

Amid abandoned movie theatres and alleyways, the brothers find refuge among unlikely companions. The tightly-knit group of young thieves led under the elusive "Thief Lord" offer Prosper and Bo shelter, home, and warmth.

But when a mysterious request arrives from an even more mysterious man, a sequence of astounding events is set in motion. As Prosper and Bo struggle to stay together despite their relatives' interference, the true identity of "the Thief Lord" is revealed and trust is tested. Amid all the commotion is the request which guides the brothers and their companions to "growing up".

A time-unraveling tale of magic and mystery, of which perhaps the greatest of all is the "coming of age".

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