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An exciting, magical adventure set among the crumbling canals and ancient ruins of Venice, Italy.

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.
Hardcover, 349 pages
Published on September 1, 2002 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0439404371
ISBN-13: 9780439404372
17 Book Reviews
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  • crazyberry
    crazyberrySaturday, January 17, 2015 at 4:08 pm55 stars
    i'm reading this now and it's awesome so far!
    • acquastardust
      acquastardustSaturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:16 am
      AWESOME GREAT BOOK IT JUST GREAT I LOVE IDA SHE IS SO GENEROUS SHE TURNS THE WHOLE BOOK AROUND GREAT
      • bloomrocks10
        bloomrocks10Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 6:44 am
        This is a great book but hard to understand! But still great!
        • delaneynoelle
          delaneynoelleFriday, June 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm44 stars
          So far this book is REALLY detailed and the characters are very interesting. Theif Lord is about 2 boys who have run away from home and found themselves in Venice, Italy. They meet a girl who everyone calls Hornet because she wears her hair in braid that looks like a long stinger. They are running out of money and food, and need someone's help- but who could be good enough to help? The Thief Lord. While the boys and Hornet struggle to find money and food, their evil aunt Esther is telling a detective about her missing brats that she must take care of for her sister. The detective is having a hard time finding the kids as their bodies slowly start to shut down in the cold winter air. Will the Detective be able to find the boys in time? Who is the Theif Lord? Find out by reading this book!
          • lillianna765
            lillianna765Monday, December 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm55 stars
            I really like this book. I read it once, but now I can't stop reading the book. In one day, I finished it! For some other books, I sometimes finish it in less than I day!
            • sunnybunnycutie
              sunnybunnycutieSaturday, March 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm55 stars
              It takes place in Italy with 2 brothers, Bo and Prosper, who live with a a group of orphans that steal for the rich to live. Their mom passed away and they ran from their mean aunt who only wanted Bo. The story is both mysterious and thrilling, it's great.
              • gum98
                gum98Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 11:25 am
                I really am enjoying this book as I read it. The mysterious theif lord is turning out to be a mysterious and interesting character. I am really enjoying this book thus far.