The Thief Lord
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
'My enjoyment of The Thief Lord grew and grew as
I read it' DIANA WYNNE JONES
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
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.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 133 x 201 x 25mm | 260g
- 16 Sep 2014
- Chicken House Ltd
- Somerset, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
- w. Ill.
About Cornelia Funke