The Thief Lord
The sensational, highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller--now available in paperback!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 character who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Brilliant and... show more
The sensational, highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller--now available in paperback!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 character 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 relish 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, and readers, to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.
Publish date: September 2003
Publisher: Chicken House
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
I loved this book! It's a fun journey from start to finish with interesting characters and unexpected surprises sure to thrill!
Original Title: Herr der Diebe I think this novel might be aimed at children a bit younger still than the Inkworld-trilogy. But, if you can put aside the fact that it is completely unbelievable, it's a very enjoyable read. It's about a bunch of kids in Venice, who have their own underground soci...
I read this in 6th grade, and it was a very good book. It is enjoyable and interesting. Prosper and his younger brother Bo run away to Venice, escaping from their mean aunt and uncle. A gang of homeless street kids take them in, led by Scipio, or the Thief Lord. He is only thirteen, but he acts like...
Okay, I actually liked this book a lot. It would have been 4 or even 4.5 stars to me, if not for the STUPID ENDING!All right, got that off my chest, so, ahem. The book was nice. Charming, entertaining, interesting. I liked the characters, though I can't say I loved any of them--still good for me, si...
I was not expecting the mature themes I found in the Thief Lord. I had thought to find more derring-do and adventure, and while there is some of that, the focus of this story is the not so easy life of a collection of orphans, how they carve a place in the world for themselves and how that world eve...