Review by Salwa, age 13
There are two orphans, Prosper and Bo, which are running away from their cruel aunt and uncle. On their journey they meet the Thief Lord, and a band of street children who are ever so kind to take them in.
BORING! Who wants to read about stuff like that! Honestly. Thankfully, for school we had to read The Thief Lord, and oh boy, was I glad.
Based in Venice, Italy (who doesn’t like Italy) Prosper and Bo lead the readers through a fantastical journey to a mix of magic and hope. With never-ending twists and dark secrets behind every corner, readers are taught important lessons, and laugh at the same time. The Thief Lord is a perfect blend of serious, hilarious, clever and charming. Cornelia Funke found a way to write a story that appeals to any age, and makes readers open their eyes to a world that lives around the corner.