The Thief Lord


Author: Cornelia Funke

9788176552479 | PB | pp. 352 | 2002 | Scholastic

Two brothers decide to hideout in Venice to escape the cruelty of their relatives. Here they meet The Thief Lord and join his family. This is the start of a fantastical adventure.

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Welcome to the magical underworld of Venice, Italy, where hidden canals are crumbling rooftops shelter runaways and children with incredible secrets. Prosper and Bo are 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 Charming, and clever, The Thief Lord leads a band of street children who enjoy making mischief. Prosper and Bo are delighted to be part of this new family, but the Thief Lord also has a dark secret of his own and suddenly Prosper and Bo find themselves on a fantastical journey to a forgotten place. What they discover there will change the course of their destiny.


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About the Author

Following a post-graduate course in book illustration at the Hamburg State College of Design, the author worked as a designer and illustrator of children’s books. Some of her popular works include The Thief Lord, the Inkheart Series and the Dragon Rider Series.


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