Thursday, November 30, 2017

#tbt: The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke. 349 p. Chicken House/ Scholastic Inc., February, 2001. 9780439404371.

This is another student recommendation. The Thief Lord was originally published in Germany in 2000. Cornelia Funke is Germany's equivalent to J.K. Rowling. The story was translated and brought to the United States in 2001. It is the story of two brothers, Prosper and Bo, who have run away from a mean aunt and uncle who are supposed to be taking care of them. They fall in with a group of runaways who live in an abandoned theater and are led by the charismatic "Thief Lord." All is not as it seems however and the boys find themselves trying to elude the detective their aunt has hired to find them. The streets and canals of Venice come alive in this atmospheric stand-alone novel. 

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