The Thief Lord (Paperback)
Journey to the mystical canals of Venice, Italy in Cornelia Funke's enchanting tale of two runaway orphans and the family they find in a ragtag band of thieves in The Thief Lord. With descriptions that will transport you to the watery streets of Venice, and characters you'll fall in love with this story will warm your heart and leave you smiling long after it's over. And with the added mystery of a magical carousel, you'll want to follow our heroes till the end!— Marielle
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.