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The Thief Lord
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
31 posts | 107 read | 24 to read
The enchanting international bestseller with bonus back matter and a beautiful new cover! 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.
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mngraham
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Caroline Funke
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1) My favorite place I've visited is Venice
2) 90's and cloudy
3) When I graduated from college I went on a date with a Navy Sailor and the whole time he just told me how I was wrong about everything
4) I just have 1 dog. Her name is Pearl and she is a treeing Walker Coonhound
5) @sg1224 @itsjustme40something @pagesbythewater

#FriYayIntro

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #3🙄🙄🙄 4mo
Sg1224 Did you get to go truffle hunting while in Italy?!? 4mo
mngraham No I didn't have the chance to 4mo
Crazeedi I love books set in Venice 4mo
REPollock I hate dates like that sailor situation. I‘m always like, “wow, guy, does this work for you usually bc this is going to be our only date.” 4mo
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wideeyedreader
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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For day 17 of #lilithjuly, I went with an old favorite of mine! The thief lord is a pretty obvious #criminal in this book, and leads a group of Venetian teenagers who live on the streets!

KarenUK Never read read this author but always meant to...... 💕 6mo
wideeyedreader @KarenUK She‘s one of my favorite authors, I totally recommend her work! 6mo
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wideeyedreader
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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Some #blue favorites for #colormepretty day 9! It was hard to choose just a few; I have a LOT of blue books!

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MariaW
Herr der Diebe | Cornelia Funke
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Reading with a view- back at Moon Beach enjoying the weekend and having some time to read at least. And your weekend so far?
#egypt #moonbeach #herrderdiebe #funke #corneliafunke

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Carinna.Chin
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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I LOVE this F book! Would use for LC. NYT* UDL Clarify vocab and symbols. ELL Teach tech vocab and supporting strategies. Teacher resource https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/thief-lord-dis... It has such a great twist and really embodies the sense of loyalty that friendship brings. Absolute must have in any library! About a group of orphans that ban together for their leader the theif lord. #Lae3414sp19

DrSpalding Go back and use the rubric. Be sure to add EL/UDL and a teaching resource to each post! 11mo
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Pasteluniverse
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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Lazy Monday vibes- Earl Grey tea and The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke. Great read so far!

cassiopia I read this book in middle school and loved it. I've been wanting to reread it but couldn't remember who the author was. THANK YOU for posting this 💜💜💜 14mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 14mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊👋🏻 14mo
Litsi I love this book. Really took me away. 13mo
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AWildMandaPanda
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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I am currently reading this one for my international children‘s literature. I can‘t believe I never read this or heard of it as a child. It‘s very popular. I am also trying to read it in the original German; however, it reminds me just how difficult learning a foreign language is. :p #bibliophile #mustread #childrensliterature

mreads Kudos for trying to read in the original language 👍 1y
AWildMandaPanda @mreads Thank you! :) 1y
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ju.ca.no
Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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Day 8 #31bookpics #oldfavorite @howjessreads
This is a childhood Favourite of mine, there is also a movie which I enjoyed as well, but it‘s been forever since I‘ve seen it or read the book. It‘s the author from Inkheart, which is another childhoodfavourite 😊

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Lyanneee
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Re-reading books you've read a long time ago feels so much like revisiting old friends ❤️ Every time a character is introduced, I'm like hi Bo! Hi Scip! Hiiiii everyone! 😂

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Krysta
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I dont really like YA books, but this one was pretty good. If I liked the age range more I'd have liked it. I enjoy magical realism and having just come back from Italy, loving Venice most of all, I enjoyed all those elements. I would say it was a so so for me but I am labeling it as a pick if you are the right audience.

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Swati
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'Children are caterpillars and adults are butterflies. No butterfly ever remembers what it felt like being a caterpillar.'

Read: as a kid
Re-read: June18

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Kmatti
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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Day 3 #riotgrams Travel and Adventure. Apparently, I like books that take place in Italy.

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JazzFeathers
Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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#AprilBookishMadness #ChildProtagonist

I've been meaning to read Cornelia Funke for such a long time. Need to find the time to actually do it.

LibrarianRyan Love this book so much. 2y
Maria514626 This book is fantastic! ❤️ 2y
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Kmatti
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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Need to step up my #purple book game. #riotgrams Day 4.

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timiddrake
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Mehso-so

It wasn‘t as fantasy heavy as the book blurb would have you believe, and once the fantasy elements show up they feel out of place.

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timiddrake
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The best kinds of books have maps. I can‘t wait to start this!

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EmsChiran
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OffTheBeatenShelf.com
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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I can‘t believe I never read this as a kid! It‘s never too late, though. And now I‘m passing it on to my god son. 🙂

erincb82 I loved it too and the movie is cute! 2y
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julesG
Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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Unexpected #bookmail.

My friend's daughters cleaned out their shelves and sent it all our way. 😍

RachelO Wow! That's quite a stack! 2y
julesG @RachelO Yep. And another one is headed our way from another friend. 🙈🙈🙈 2y
Tamra Sweet! 2y
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schy2276
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The thief lord was a very magical book. I loved the plot and the characters. Prosper, Bo, Scipio, and the rest of the gang were like family. Reading about the canals and pathways through Venice definitely makes me want to travel to the city. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun captivating read!

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JazzFeathers
Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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Well, apparently, there arent many #MrBlueSky on my shelves. But everything is blue in this cover, so it should apply 😆

I haven't read Funke yet, and truth be told, l read a lot less kid fiction now than when l bought this book. But the conceotvis nice, so sooner or later l'll get to it fir sure.

#JuneTanz

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The.Intentional.Reader
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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Visited a Little Free Library around the corner from my work today and picked up "The Thief Lord". Very excited! What a great idea to get books into people's hands

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Taayasbooks
Herr der Diebe | Cornelia Funke
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During breakfast: Audio books #24in48

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Caterina
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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A nasty bout of insomnia = #audiobooks. I'm totally not lying in bed desperately wishing I could sleep, I'm running around Venice with a band of children, having adventures! #litsyafterdark #litsomnia

TrishB Cool cover 😀 3y
Caterina @TrishB Isn't it beautiful? I love looking at it! 3y
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Caterina
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When insomnia, due to a mixture of a headache and restless leg syndrome (any of y'all have that?), strikes, at least #audiobooks are there to take me away to Venezia. 😍 #litsomnia #litsyafterdark #audiobook #insomnia

shawnmooney I think I sometimes experience a mild form of RLS but it's never been diagnosed. If you enjoy Venice settings, consider 3y
whatthelog Ugh yes RLS is the worst. Thankfully all medicated now, that's got rid of the worst of it. And yay Cornelia Funke!! I love this one 😄 3y
LindsayReads This was a great audiobook! 3y
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LauraBeth Hope you got some 😴😀 3y
Caterina @shawnmooney Oh, I love Venice settings! And all Italy settings! The Mirror Thief looks good, I'll add it to my TBR! 3y
Caterina @whatthelog I'm glad the medication helped! I find that it's bearable for me if I make sure to run regularly, but I've been sick lately and unable to do so. 😓 I love Cornelia Funke!! She was one of my favorite authors growing up! I'm loving this reread. 😃 3y
Caterina @lindsayreads It seems great so far! @LauraBeth Thanks, I eventually did! Luckily I'm on Thanksgiving break, so I could sleep in a bit too! 3y
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Foragingfantasy
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Loved this story. A little Oliver Twist, a little magic and a lot of friendship. It was a quick read and Funke has earned a space on my shelves. I have read several middle grade books this summer and I am loving them all.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I've read some great middle school age books myself as an adult... Lots of great, straight out adventures, without all the adult complications which is so much fun from time to time. 3y
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Foragingfantasy
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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I'm in a Funke. 😂 I loved Inkheart so much I'm continuing with another of her books.

annahenke I actually liked this a lot better than 3y
pppooraikul Oh, I'm looking forward to hear what you think of this one. I watched the movie long ago and was convinced that the book must be great. 😁 3y
Foragingfantasy @pppooraikul it's a movie??? 😍 I'm about 1/2 way in I'll keep y'all posted 3y
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Foragingfantasy @ahenke I loved Inkheart, a lot, sometimes a book finds you just when you need it. But I'm loving this one too! 3y
Foragingfantasy @pppooraikul loved it!!! Very different from Inkheart so I'm just judging it on its own. I added the movie to my queue on Netflix. 3y
pppooraikul @Foragingfantasy I'm so gonna read this! ☺️ 3y
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WordWaller
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
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For the #AugustPhotoChallenge challenge, my forever favorite #BookishSquad will always be The Thief Lord dream team (movie actors above, I know) 💖 I love them all so much, especially Hornet, who I always wanted to be for Halloween but couldn't really because no one would know who she is. I still daydream about finding an abandoned theater in Venice because WHO DOESNT 😍💖 and Scipio will never change in my heart 💔

pppooraikul Scipio. 😍 I've been in love with Rollo Weeks since The Little Vampire. 3y
WordWaller @pppooraikul with good reason. he's amazing!! Definitely had a crush on him 😍 3y
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books_and_bobs
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Children taking on the world, in friendship and survival, this book is a fun one, with plenty of excitement, plot twists, and thrills. Entertaining, and with a brilliant setting, this book has just the right amount of fantasy, and of realism. A great read for anyone.

WordWaller 💖💖💖💖 so much love for this book. Now I need to reread. 3y
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books_and_bobs
The Thief Lord | Cornelia Funke
Pickpick

Children taking on the world, in friendship and survival, this book is a fun one, with plenty of excitement, plot twists, and thrills. Entertaining, and with a brilliant setting, this book has just the right amount of fantasy, and of realism. A great read for anyone.