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The Thief Lord

The Thief Lord

By Cornelia Funke   Illustrated by Christian Birmingham   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545227704 Paperback
376 Pages | 5.27" x 7.57" | Ages 9 to 14

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780439404372 Hardcover
352 Pages | 5.76" x 8.55" | Ages 9 & Up

Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Vencie, 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. Prosper and Bo relish their new "family" and life of petty crime. But their curel 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.