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.
I liked this. I can't say that it was my favorite, but I would recommend others to read it and I hope that HHS buys it because I have a couple of students in mind that might like it: Bruce, Thomas, Megan, Sara Johnson, Jordan Manley and DaniI liked this. I can't say that it was my favorite, but I would recommend others to read it and I hope that HHS buys it because I have a couple of students in mind that might like it: Bruce, Thomas, Megan, Sara Johnson, Jordan Manley and Dani Hartung.I listened to it, so I don't have very many comments. The one thing that I did notice is the setting in time and location. I loved that it was set in Venice. There were times I could visualize the alleys and streets as if I was there. I think that was in part because Funke describes the streets so well and the fact that I had been there. The setting in time was a little confusing to me. It seemed to me that it was set back in time, however, there were current technologies mentioned, ie. cell phones. I also like the little of hint of fantasy, sometimes fantasy stories become overpowering and this one just had a little to wet the appetite. I look forward to reading others by Funke....Continua Nascondi