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     The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke   
    Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 04:11 AM
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    The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, Christian Burmingham (Illustrator), Oliver Latsch
    Reading level: Ages 9-12

    Imagine a Dickens story with a Venetian setting, and you'll have a good sense of Cornelia Funke's prizewinning novel The Thief Lord, first published in Germany in 2000. This suspenseful tale begins in a detective's office in Venice, as the entirely unpleasant Hartliebs request Victor Getz's services to search for two boys, Prosper and Bo, the sons of Esther Hartlieb's recently deceased sister.

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    Twelve-year-old Prosper and 5-year-old Bo ran away when their aunt decided she wanted to adopt Bo, but not his brother. Refusing to split up, they escaped to Venice, a city their mother had always described reverently, in great detail. Right away they hook up with a long-haired runaway named Hornet and various other ruffians who hole up in an abandoned movie theater and worship the elusive Thief Lord, a young boy named Scipio who steals jewels from fancy Venetian homes so his new friends can get the warm clothes they need. Of course, the plot thickens when the owner of the pawn shop asks if the Thief Lord will carry out a special mission for a wealthy client: to steal a broken wooden wing that is the key to completing an age-old, magical merry-go-round. This winning cast of characters--especially the softhearted detective with his two pet turtles--will win the hearts of readers young and old, and the adventures are as labyrinthine and magical as the streets of Venice itself. (Ages 9 and older)






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    The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
    Authored by: Trillian on Monday, May 19 2003 @ 03:08 PM
    A very very very good book! I anticipate a sequel! It has just the right
    twist of fiction/mystery/fantasy. It so realistic (it's set in venice, Italy) it
    even makes you hungry for italian food. The amazing thing is this sort of
    thing happens all the time i bet, if you dropped the fantasy.
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    The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
    Authored by: Trillian on Monday, May 19 2003 @ 03:15 PM
    for those who like mystery, Harry Potter, Matilda, Abarat, or perhaps just
    like merry-go-rounds, detective novels or stories about kids with
    impossible families.
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