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The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke The World Is Both Dark And Dangerous And Yet Full Of Fantasy And MysteryImagine a Dickens story with a Venetian setting, and youll have a goodsense of Cornelia Funkes prizewinning novel The Thief Lord, firstpublished in Germany in 2000. This suspenseful tale begins in a detectivesoffice in Venice, as the entirely unpleasant Hartliebs request Victor Getzsservices to search for two boys, Prosper and Bo, the sons of EstherHartliebs recently deceased sister. Twelve-year-old Prosper and 5-year-old Bo ran away when their aunt decided she wanted to adopt Bo, but nothis brother. Refusing to split up, they escaped to Venice, a city theirmother had always described reverently, in great detail. Right away theyhook up with a long-haired runaway named Hornet and various otherruffians who hole up in an abandoned movie theater and worship theelusive Thief Lord, a young boy named Scipio who steals jewels fromfancy Venetian homes so his new friends can get the warm clothes theyneed. Of course, the plot thickens when the owner of the pawn shop asksif the Thief Lord will carry out a special mission for a wealthy client: tosteal a broken wooden wing that is the key to completing an age-old,magical merry-go-round. This winning cast of characters--especially thesofthearted detective with his two pet turtles--will win the hearts ofreaders young and old, and the adventures are as labyrinthine andmagical as the streets of Venice itself. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin SnelsonSince there are over 400 reviews previously posted, there is no need toregurgitate the story behind the book. This book is a fascinating balance oflooming danger and exciting and mystery. Each character has it owninteresting, well developed personality, which I find unusual as usually awriter only focusses on 2 or 3 characters and all the others are flat andboring. But Funke manages to get the reader into the head of each of thecharacters, an amazing feat.I read The Thief Lord after reading the Inkheart trilogy and really prefer theThe Thief Lord more. It was genius to place the story in Venice, itself aplace of mystery, doom, romance and great beauty.
Another interesting aspect of the book is that the story could have takenplace last year or 100 years ago, which carries out the theme of the book.This is a fast read, highly recommended. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!