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The Thief Lord

  Funke, Cornelia


Publisher: Scholastic
Number of Pages: 349
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Genres:

Mystery
Adventure/Survival

Material Type/Location:

Junior High Fiction

Reading Level:

6-8

Awards:

ALA Notable Books
Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

Imagine how you would feel if your mother has died leaving just you and your younger brother. Your aunt wants to give your brother a home but not you. When Prosper is faced with this situation, he takes his younger brother and they flee to Venice, Italy. Once in Venice, they stay in an old abandoned movie theater with a group of runaway kids. Their leader is the Thief Lord, a 13-year-old boy. The Thief Lord steals from the rich to support his gang of runaway children. However, the Thief Lord has secrets of his own and when Prosper and Bo are chased by a detective their aunt has hired it leads everyone on an amazing adventure. I like books that you can't put down because they are so exciting. I couldn't put this one down.

Reviewed by: Linda Sawyer on 3/6/2004

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