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Author: Christian Burmingham,Cornelia Funke
ISBN13: 978-0439420891
Title: The Thief Lord
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Language: English
Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Publisher: Chicken House; Reprint edition (October 1, 2003)
Pages: 376

The Thief Lord by Christian Burmingham,Cornelia Funke

The Thief Lord is a children's novel written by Cornelia Funke. It was published in Germany in 2000 and translated into English by Oliver Latsch in 2002 for The Chicken House, a division of Scholastic publishing company. It was also adapted into a film in 2006. The Thief Lord follows the story of brothers, Prosper (Prop) and Boniface (Bo), who run away to Venice, Italy.

Two orphaned children are on the run, hiding among the crumbling. The cast of the movie and Cornelia Funke. I don't have any idea where they took this photo but I can still remember the pigeon that mentioned in the story. The one that flew up high. Challenges: Book for 2011 Book for Off the Shelf!.

by Cornelia Funke Illustrated by Christian Burmingham Translated by Oliver Latsch. Published by Chicken House, Scholastic, 2002 352 pages ISBN: 0-439-40437-1. Ages 9 - 14. The intricacies of Venice, with its myriad canals and narrow passages, serves as the perfect backdrop for this intricate story full of twists and turns as it follows the fate of Prosper and Bo, two orphaned brothers who find refuge among a group of young petty thieves in the city. CCBC Categories: Fiction for Children. 22 and subsection 1194.

Cornelia Funke is the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider, and the Inkheart trilogy, along with many other chapter and picture books for younger readers. She lives in Los Angeles, California, in a house filled with books. The genuinely magical twist The Thief Lord takes towards the end of the book fits in beautifully with the character of Venice. Funke has peppered the children's dialogue with Italian words, the meaning of which is easily inferred from the context. However, for anyone who might be confused, there is a glossary at the end of the book. The characters are likable, their worries easily understood.

To rolf - and to bob hoskins, who looks exactly like victor. More from Cornelia Funke - including an exclusive look at Inkspell. Praise for Cornelia Funke’s The Thief Lord. 1. It was autumn in Venice when Victor first heard of Prosper and Bo. The canals, gleaming in the sun, dappled the ancient brickwork with gold. But the wind was blowing ice-cold air from the sea, reminding the Venetians that winter was approaching.

The Thief Lord never slept with his followers in the Star-Palace. No one knew where Scipio spent the nights, and he never spoke about it, although every now and then he would drop a mysterious hint about an abandoned church. Riccio had tried to follow him once, but he had been spotted immediately by Scipio, who had gotten so angry that afterward none of them even dared to watch him when he left. Their leader came and went as he pleased, and they had gotten used to it. He sometimes turned up three days in a row and then they wouldn't see him again for nearly a week. Finally the book slipped from her fingers, and her eyelids drooped. When Scipio finally arrived, they were all fast asleep. Prosper wasn't sure what had woken him - Riccio mumbling in his sleep or Scipio's quiet steps.

Cornelia Funke observes the city with a child's eye. "There were so many hiding places, so many narrow alleys with names no one could remember - some of them with no names at all. Boarded-up churches, deserted houses. The children support themselves by scavenging and stealing. In spite of his carnival mask and his high-heeled boots, the children are aware that he can barely be older than themselves. Nevertheless, they believe his tales of high crime, and he has the loot to prove it.

Christian Burmingham. 344. The Thief Lord is a children's novel written by Cornelia Funke. 2. Funke, Cornelia Caroline. New York: Scholastic, 2002.

Funke, Cornelia Caroline. System Details Note: Compact disc. by Maurice Dessemond et Monique Sacra Negroni ; photos, Christian Crès. ISBN: 2911988337 Author: Dessemond, Maurice. Publication & Distribution: Marseille.

Book Guides/Lesson Plans (16). Books by Cornelia Funke. Interview with Cornelia Funke Featured title: The Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost Created by Scholastic. Interview with Cornelia Funke Featured title: Inkdeath Created by Free Library of Philadelphia. Interview with Cornelia Funke Featured title: Ghost Knight Created by The Guardian (UK). ALSC Notables (Commended, 2003). Multimedia Resources: 11.

The sensational, highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller--now available in paperback!Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious character who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo relish being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. And soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them, and readers, to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.
Reviews: 7
I just re-read the book before giving it to a preteen as a gift. The story, an orphan who is accepted by a street gang of kids rejecting the numbing insensitivity of life in an orphanage to create a family of their own, which must, necessarily, exist outside 'normal' society and often in confrontation with the law, is thrilling. But it is equally important, that it inspires reflection on the situation of the hundreds of thousands of forgotten homeless orphans all over the world for whom no orphanages even exist to take them in. What would, could you do if you found yourself in that situation? How would you find a safe place to sleep? What would you have to do to feed and clothe yourself when there is no way that is open to adults to do so without breaking the law.
I love the setting of the story, Venice, a city that is as magic as it is real. As a place in the story it is the real Venice, the bridges, plazas, streets, and ,for the most part alleys, do exist. So do the monuments, although not all of the palaces are real. The Venice in the story is the Venice known to the tourists, but more importantly, the Venetians' Venice during and in the off-tourist season. I have been to Venice about fifteen times and I like it best when most tourists have left and you can experience it not being a 15th century Disneyland. I find it even more magical in the rain.
In the final chapters the story slowly introduces the fantastic. I originally found that disturbing, because it felt as if the Cornelia Funke could not find another, more realistic conclusion. Reading the book a second time, it did not bother me, because in relation to Funke's other books, it seems like a first attempt to mingle reality with the mythological and the fantastic, most likely influenced by the books of Michael Ende.
This book is the reason i read to this day. I read it in middle school during the scholastic reading program. After finishing it i immediatly reread it then once more for the third and final time. It is one of the few books i was able to reread and enjoy as though i was reading it for the first time. It is a book that when my niece is older i will buy in the hope that it might do the same for her.
This is the third copy of this book that I am buying--having loaned my first copy never to be seen again (the child I loaned it to loved it so much...) and given the second copy as a gift to another child who started reading it while visiting and got totally absorbed in the story--so she took it home with her 'for keeps'...
Funke writes well, and in this book she outdid herself--the story of Venice: its architecture, its magic corners and old houses and mysterious past, all come to life through the eyes of the children in the book. Even if one never went to Venice, they may feel like they know it a little after reading the book... The story flows wonderfully, with just the right touch of suspense and twists and turns (pun intended...). Lovely.
I highly recommend it for children ages 9 and up.
Bestselling German author Cornelia Funke is finally introduced to American readers with The Thief Lord. The story is set among the almost magical canals of Venice. It tells the unusual adventures of two brothers, Prosper and Bo, as they attempt to make a life for themselves without falling back into the hands of their horrid Aunt Esther. The brothers befriend several other orphans and support themselves with the help of a mysterious boy who calls himself the Thief Lord. Prosper and Bo think they are safely hidden until Prosper runs into Victor Getz, the detective their aunt has hired to find them.
This story could not be set anywhere else. The canals and the less-than-logical layout inherent in an old city are vital to the tale. The genuinely magical twist The Thief Lord takes towards the end of the book fits in beautifully with the character of Venice. Funke has peppered the children's dialogue with Italian words, the meaning of which is easily inferred from the context. However, for anyone who might be confused, there is a glossary at the end of the book.
The characters are likable, their worries easily understood. Aunt Esther is simultaneously horrible and understandable; she is horrid in her total misunderstanding of what children are like and care about, but understandable in that many adults do not know how to interact with young people. Esther is not a caricature of the evil adult because she is not evil, merely mistaken and foolish. The reader will both detest and pity the woman. While many of the events in the story require the children to be self-reliant, they do find trustworthy and kind adults in the end, giving the reassurance to children that there ARE caring and sympathetic grown-ups in the world.
I really liked this story - lots of tension, ebbs and flows, wonderful young characters and a couple of adult heroes, too. What a fun and fantastic ending! In fact, I am now reading it out loud to my 8 & 9 year old kids. I think they are enjoying it too, since my 9 year old decided to go as The Thief Lord for Halloween this year. It was originally written in German, and some of the English translations are a little odd, but I don't feel that detracts from the story very much (probably only something bilinguals would even think about). Once we are done with the story, I plan to rent the movie and watch it with my kids. The movie was also made in German, so not sure if we'll get subtitles or voice-overs.