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The Thief Lord

Funke, Cornelia Caroline (Book - 2002)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Thief Lord
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Escaping the aunt who wants to adopt only one of them, two orphaned brothers run away from Hamburg to Venice, finding shelter with a gang of street children and their leader, the thirteen-year-old "Thief Lord," while also eluding the detective hired to return them to Germany.
Authors: Funke, Cornelia Caroline
Uniform Title: Herr der Diebe. English
Title: The Thief Lord
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2002
Characteristics: 349 p. :,ill.,map ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Cornelia Funke ; [English translation, Oliver Latsch]
Notes: Originally published in German under the title Herr der Diebe
Translation of: Herr der Diebe
Summary: Escaping the aunt who wants to adopt only one of them, two orphaned brothers run away from Hamburg to Venice, finding shelter with a gang of street children and their leader, the thirteen-year-old "Thief Lord," while also eluding the detective hired to return them to Germany.
Awards & Distinctions: Batchelder Award, 2003
Additional Contributors: Latsch, Oliver
ISBN: 0439404371
9780439404372
Branch Call Number: j FUNKE
Other Language: Translated from the German
Subject Headings: Italy Juvenile fiction Venice (Italy) Juvenile fiction Detective and mystery stories Orphans Juvenile fiction Brothers Juvenile fiction Brigands and robbers Juvenile fiction Runaway children Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Detective and mystery stories
Orphans
Brothers
Brigands and robbers
Runaway children
LCCN: 2002021037
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Wacky characters bring energy to this entertaining novel about thieving children, a disguise-obsessed detective and a magical merry-go-round. (4th -6th graders)

Two runaway brothers find shelter with and protection from a mysterious character who calls himself the "Thief Lord."


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