The Thief Lord
The enchanting international bestseller with bonus back matter and a beautiful new cover!Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Venice, where crumbling canals and misty alleyways shelter a secret community of street urchins. Leader of this motley crew of lost children is a... show more
The enchanting international bestseller with bonus back matter and a beautiful new cover!Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Venice, where crumbling canals and misty alleyways shelter a secret community of street urchins. Leader of this motley crew of lost children is a clever, charming boy with a dark history of his own: He calls himself the Thief Lord.Propser and Bo relish their new "family" and life of petty crime. But their cruel aunt and a bumbling detective are on their trail. And posing an even greater threat to the boys' freedom is something from a forgotten past: a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.
Publish date: May 1st 2010
Publisher: Chicken House
Pages no: 376
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...
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