The Thief Lord
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The Thief Lord

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Description

The magical multi-award-winning modern classic from master
storyteller and New York Times-bestselling author,
Cornelia Funke - over a million copies sold worldwide!


'A completely delicious read.' THE OBSERVER



'Today's young readers will probably love this book as they
love the Harry Potter series' THE NEW YORK
TIMES


'My enjoyment of The Thief Lord grew and grew as
I read it' DIANA WYNNE JONES

Winter
has come early to Venice.

Two orphaned children are
on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways
of the city. Befriended by a gang of street children and their
mysterious leader, the Thief Lord, they shelter in an old, disused
cinema.

On their trail is a bungling detective, obsessed
with disguises and the health of his pet tortoises. But a greater
threat to the boys' new-found freedom is something from a
forgotten past - a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin
time itself ...





A thrilling, atmospheric adventure set among the crumbling
canals of Venice

Over one million copies sold worldwide!


By the bestselling author of Inkheart and Dragon
Rider, Cornelia Funke.



Winner of the Zurich Children's Book Award and
The Children's Book Award by the Vienna House of Literature.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 133 x 201 x 25mm | 260g
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • w. Ill.
  • 1905294212
  • 9781905294213
  • 48,080

About Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is a critically acclaimed, award-winning, international best-selling author. She lives in Los Angeles, USA with her husband, two children and a dog called Loonie!
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Rating details

91,898 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 34% (31,075)
4 37% (34,114)
3 23% (20,752)
2 5% (4,472)
1 2% (1,485)

Our customer reviews

This book is simply a great read, with a great plot which leaves you intrigued throughout. The first few chapters are abit bland, but once you get past those it's hard to put down! Cornelia Funke has produced yet another fantastic book.show more
by Silvia
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