The Thief Lord (Paperback)
Chicken House, 9780545227704, 368pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2010
Other Editions of This Title:
Audio Cassette (9/17/2002)
Compact Disc (9/13/2005)
Hardcover, Japanese (5/1/2002)
Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Venice, 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.
Propser and Bo relish their new "family" and life of petty crime. But their cruel 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.