The Thief Lord

Author Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
Language English
New York: Scholastic, 2010


Escaping the aunt who wants to adopt only one of them, two orphaned brothers run away from Hamburg to Venice, finding shelter with a gang of street children and their leader, the thirteen-year-old "Thief Lord," while also eluding the detective hired to return them to Germany.

Subjects :

  • Venice (Italy)
  • Thieves
  • Fiction
  • Runaways
  • Fiction.
  • Robbers and outlaws
  • Brothers
  • Street children
  • Italy
  • Detectives
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Outlaws
  • Vaughan, Brian K.
  • Runaway children
  • Private investigators
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Orphans
  • Juvenile fiction.

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Best Books :

  • Capitol Choices, 2002 , The Capitol Choices Committee
  • Children's Literature Choice List, 2002 , Children's Literature
  • Kirkus Book Review Stars, August 1, 2002
  • Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 , H.W. Wilson
  • Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Eighth Edition, 2003 , H.W. Wilson
  • New York Times Notable Children's Books, 2002 , New York Times
  • Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2003 , NCTE Children's Literature Assembly
  • Notable Children's Books, 2003 , ALSC American Library Association
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2002 , Cahners
  • School Library Journal Book Review Stars, October, 2002 , Cahners
  • YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2003 , American Library Association
  • YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2003 , American Library Association
  • Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss, 2003 , Indiana Library Federation

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Askews Torchlight Children's Book Award , Winner , 2003, United Kingdom
  • Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation , Shortlist , 2005, United Kingdom
  • Zilveren Griffel (Silver Pen , Winner , 2004, Netherlands
  • ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award , Winner , 2003, United States
  • American Booksellers Book Sense Book of the Year (ABBY) Award , Winner , 2003, United States
  • Arizona Young Readers' Award , Winner , 2004, Arizona
  • Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year , Honorable Mention , 2002, United States
  • Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year , Winner , 2002, United States
  • Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year , Winner , 2002, United States
  • Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year , Winner , 2002, United States
  • Garden State Teen Book Award , Winner , 2005, New Jersey
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award , Winner , 2004, Michigan
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award , 2nd Runner Up , 2004, Wyoming
  • Locus Award , Finalist , 2003, United States
  • Maine Student Book Award , Third Place , 2004, Maine
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award , Winner , 2005, Massachusetts
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award , Winner , 2003, United States
  • SEBA Book Award , Nominee , 2003, United States
  • Voice of Youth Award , Third Place , 2004, United States
  • Voice of Youth Award , Third Place , 2008, United States
  • Young Reader's Choice Award , Winner , 2005, Pacific Northwest
  • Corine International Book Prize , Winner , 2003, Germany

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State & Provincial Reading List :

  • Maine Student Book Award; Nominee 2003-2004 Maine
  • Arizona Young Readers' Award; Nominee 2004-2004 Arizona
  • Beehive Book Award; Nominee 2003-2004 Utah
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Award; Nominee 2004-2005 Colorado
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award; Nominee 2004-2005 Colorado
  • Garden State Teen Book Award; Nominee 2005-2005 New Jersey
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award; Nominee 2003-2004 Michigan
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award; Nominee 2003-2004 Wyoming
  • Iowa Teen Award; Nominee 2004-2005 Iowa
  • Massachusetts Children's Book Award; Nominee 2004-2005 Massachusetts
  • Nene Award; Nominee 2005-2005 Hawaii
  • Nene Award; Nominee 2005-2006 Hawaii
  • Nene Award; Book List 2007-2007 Hawaii
  • Nene Award; Nominee 2008-2008 Hawaii
  • Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award; Nominee 2004-2005 Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina Junior Book Award; Nominee 2004-2005 South Carolina
  • Voice of Youth Award; Nominee 2004-2005 Illinois
  • Wisconsin Battle of the Books; 2007-2008 Wisconsin
  • Young Adult Reading Program; 2004-2004 South Dakota
  • Young Reader's Choice Award; Nominee 2005-2005 Pacific Northwest

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Curriculum Tools :

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Reading Measurement Programs:

9780439404372, 0439404371
Scholastic (New York:) 2002.

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Middle Grade
Book Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader Points 13

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.

Lexile Measure 640
Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 20

Scholastic (New York:) 2003.

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 5
Accelerated Reader Points 20

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Reviews :

Robert Dunbar (Books for Keeps No. 137, November 2002)
12-year-old Prosper and his 5-year-old brother Bo are on the run in Venice. On their trail is Victor Getz, a bumbling detective hired by an aunt who, following their mother's death, wishes to separate them by adopting Bo and placing Prosper in boarding school. Initially, they join three other child runaways who have made a home of a disused cinema. Their lives are sustained by petty theft and protected by teenage Scipio, a young man who, in one of the novel's numerous twists, turns out to be very different from what he originally seems. As Victor Getz reflects on first discovering Scipio's real identity, the world is full of surprises. It is this element of surprie that the story triumphantly celebrates, through its ingenious plotting and its convincing moves between the worlds of childhood and adulthood, their shared losses, disappointments and moments of recovery and joy. The grandeur and decay of the Venetian setting, its misty alleyways, its heraldic lions and its many masks provide a wonderfully atmospheric dimension to a totally absorbing narrative. Translated by Oliver Latsch from the original Geman, this has to be one of the highlights of the children's literature year. Category: 10-14 Middle/Secondary. Rating: ***** (Unmissable). ...., The Chicken House, 352pp, 5.99 pbk. Ages 10 to 14.
(PUBLISHER: Chicken House (Frome:), PUBLISHED: 2002)

Audrey Baker (Inis - The Magazine of Children's Books Ireland, Winter 2002 (No. 3))
Prosper and Bo, orphaned brothers, have run away from their aunt who wishes to adopt Bo and separate him from his older brother. They go to Venice, which their mother had always described in glowing terms, and there meet up with a group of other homeless children led by the mysterious Thief Lord. They live in a disused cinema and the Thief Lord provides stolen goods for them to sell. The aunt employs a private detective to find Prosper and Bo and there are innumerable twists and turns before a happy, though somewhat offbeat, conclusion is reached. This book has plenty of humour and action. Most of the book is realistically presented with detailed descriptions of parts of Venice and believable characters. However, the detective, obsessed with his pet tortoises (it is unexplained why they haven't hibernated although it is mid-winter), is depicted as an incompetent buffoon. Then about three-quarters way through, an element of magic is introduced which comes as quite a surprise but is an integral part of the story. The book is enhanced by small drawings of parts of Venice, or details of Venetian street furniture, at the beginning of each chapter. Overall it is an enjoyable book for the 10--12 age range. 2002, The Chicken House, £12.99 (hbk) and £5.99 (pbk). Ages 10 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: Chicken House (Frome:), PUBLISHED: 2002)

Recorded Books (Recorded Books, LLC.)
This award-winning book by nationally best-selling author Cornelia Funke follows orphans-on-the-run Prosper and Bo. They find a family on the streets of Venice with a 13-year-old who calls himself the Thief Lord and has plenty of secrets. Prosper and Bo get caught up in his mission to find the missing piece for an old and magical carousel. Will their awful aunt find them or will they be able to stay with their colorful new family? n.d., Listening Library, Unabridged CD - Library Edition; CB301, $48.75.
(PUBLISHER: Listening Library (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2005] p2002.)

Gayle (BookHive (
When 12 year old Prosper and 5 year old Bo run away from their mean aunt and uncle, they head for Venice where they team up with other orphans living in an abandoned movie theater. They are cared for by the elusive 13 year old, Thief Lord Scipio, who steals from fancy Venetian homes to feed and clothe the gang of street children. When Victor , a private investigator, is hired by the aunt to find the two brothers the story takes on disguises, captures, escapes and intrigue. The plot takes a fantasy/ magical twist when a pawn shop owner asks the Thief Lord to take on a special mission involving a carousel that can change the children's lives forever. Category: Adventure; Fantasy; Mystery. Grade Level: Intermediate (4th-6th grade). 2002, Scholastic. Ages 9 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002.)

GraceAnne DeCandido (Booklist, Oct. 15, 2002 (Vol. 99, No. 4))
There are shards of wonderful stories in this ambitious narrative, but they don't quite cohere into a shimmering whole. That said, this is still a pretty nifty adventure set as brilliantly in its Venetian setting as a baroque pearl. Twelve-year-old Prosper and five-year-old Boniface cling to the stories their mother told them of Venice, with its winged lions and rooftop angels. After her death, they run away from Hamburg and their pinch-faced relatives to Venice, where a motley crew of children, living in an abandoned movie theatre, takes them in. The leader is Scipio, the Thief Lord, who directs the petty thievery and acts as older brother to the group. Victor, a gentle detective, has been hired to find the brothers, and he does so quickly, but is bemused by their ragtag family and is loathe to hand them over to the aunt. Funke beguiles young readers as she paints the city of Venice in exquisite strokes; the affection between the brothers is sweetly rendered. However, a fantasy element surfaces barely 100 pages from the end where it startles and distracts. It fits with the Venetian setting but not with the structure of the story. This German import is a popular choice in Europe. Category: Books for Older Readers--Fiction. 2002, Scholastic/Chicken House, $16.95. Gr. 6-9.
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002.)

Sharon Salluzzo (Children's Literature)
Orphans Prosper and his little brother Bo are in hiding from their wicked Aunt Esther who wants to adopt Bo. Rather than be separated from each other, the boys go to Venice where they meet a group of children living in an abandoned movie theater. They are organized by a thirteen-year-old who refers to himself as the Thief Lord and they sell the stolen items to a man called Barbarossa. Through him, the Thief Lord meets the Conte who requests that he steal a wooden wing from the Casa Spavento. Meanwhile, Aunt Esther has hired Victor Getz, a private investigator, to find Bo and return him to her. Victor is soon hot on the trail, but the quick-witted street children are one step ahead of him, at least for a while. As these two storylines converge, readers will find themselves quickly caught up in the twists and turns of the plot. A map of Venice gives the reader the locations that are so well described in the story. Distinctive characters, deft plotting, and a magical conclusion will keep readers intrigued. The smooth translation maintains a sense of European setting. This is the first of Funke's books to be translated from German into English, and I suspect we will see more. 2002, The Chicken House/Scholastic, $16.95. Ages 9 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002.)

Anne Letain (CM Magazine, January 3, 2003 (Vol. IX, No. 9))
The Thief Lord is a book that is firmly derived from a legion of predecessors. It has more than a whiff of Harry Potter, a definite air of Peter Pan and the lost boys, and moments of the magic realism of Skellig. The story is that perennial classic of runaway orphans escaping the clutches of mean hearted relations, in this case a scurrilous aunt and uncle. On the death of their mother, Prosper and his small brother Bo escape to Venice where they find company among other orphans living in an abandoned theatre. This intrepid band of children is befriended and protected by Scipio, "The Thief Lord," who has a few secrets of his own. The children support themselves through pickpocketing and outright theft, and there may be more than a few adult readers who might be troubled by this casual take on petty crime. The cast of supporting characters include a regular bevy of eccentric adults, chief of whom is Victor, a Bob Hoskins look-alike tortoise loving detective, hired to find Bo and Prosper. He ultimately takes the children under his wing and secures a happy ending for them. The plot hinges on "The Thief Lord" finding and delivering a mysterious lion's wing to an equally mysterious "Comte." The action is fast and furious, and its non-stop nature may make for a greater movie than book. Characterization is modest, and a more in depth portrayal would have resulted in more reader loyalty and an enduring story. The "star" of the novel may well be the city of Venice, itself. As the children explore the canals, lagoons, squares and buildings, the exotic locale lends an aura of mystery and intrigue to the tale. The Thief Lord will likely appeal both to boys and girls in the 8-11 age range and should provide an alternate offering to those young readers who just can't wait for the next installment of Harry Potter. Recommended. Rating: *** /4. Grades 3-6. 2002, The Chicken House/Scholastic, 349 pp., cloth, $23.99. Ages 8 to 11.
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002.)

Kirkus (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2002 (Vol. 70, No. 15))
When the orphans Prosper, 12, and Boniface, 5, run away from Hamburg to Venice to escape separation by their aunt and uncle Hartlieb, the crotchety, childless couple hires private detective Victor Getz to find Bo, the only brother they want. Prop and Bo feel at home with their new comrades (three other orphans who survive by picking pockets, but are otherwise harmless) in an abandoned movie theater. Their ringleader, the mysterious Thief Lord, appears from time to time with stolen riches that he gives to his poor friends. Harrowing and comical escapades abound when the Thief Lord accepts a job that will leave him and his friends financially secure-to steal a wing from a wooden lion statue. This wing, which belongs to the unconventional, kindhearted photographer Ida Spavento, is no ordinary piece of wood, but rather the missing piece to a hidden, magical merry-go-round rumored to turn children into adults and adults into children. As the children win over Ida, and even Victor, this new band of outcasts rescues one another from perilous events and scheming villains; ventures to the bewitched Secret Isle from which, as more rumors have it, no one ever returns; finds the missing merry-go-round; and creates the perfect solution. The magical city of Venice, with its moonlit waters, maze of canals, and magnificent palaces, is an excellent setting for the plot twists and turns in this fantasy/mystery/adventure, all rolled into one spellbinding story. A bestselling author in Germany, who has reached the US for the first time, Funke delights readers in the feelings of childhood, what it feels like to be innocent, afraid, curious, and safe; need friends and love; and want independence yet also to be cared for. Although the core of this tale is heartwarming, the merry-go-round, like Ray Bradbury's carousel in Something Wicked This Way Comes, hints at darkness, leaving its riders and the novel's readers changed forever. (map, glossary, not seen) 2002, Chicken House/Scholastic, $16.95. Category: Fiction. Ages 10 to 14. Starred Review. © 2002 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002.)

Claire Rosser (KLIATT Review, September 2002 (Vol. 36, No. 5))
This novel about runaways in Venice, Italy, has been a best seller in Germany and has won literary prizes there and in Austria and Switzerland. It isn't really a YA novel, but is instead a sometimes demanding children's book, filled with adventure and a bit of magic. It's demanding because it's rather long and filled with details about Venice, which may be hard for many middle school students. Still, I'm sure there will be students in 5th through 8th grade who will appreciate the European nature of the story. There are many characters, and the adults are nearly as well realized as the children (an odd circumstance in children's literature). One main character is a miserable rich boy whose father either ignores him or demands too much of him. So Scipio--the Thief Lord--makes his life more exciting by befriending a group of children who are homeless runaways. Scipio finds them a place to stay in an abandoned cinema. Included in the runaways are two brothers, Prosper and Bo, orphans hiding from their aunt. This aunt hires a detective named Victor to find the boys, but when Victor does locate them, his sympathies lie with the boys and not with their aunt. The plot just gets more and more convoluted, with numerous other characters, planned thefts, a connection with an orphanage run by Catholic nuns in Venice, a magical carousel that will change a child to an adult or an adult to a child (you can imagine that some of the characters take advantage of this escape), and much more. The action rolls along in short chapters, each illustrated with a small pen-and-ink illustration of a locale in Venice. The vocabulary is somewhat demanding, with Italian words thrown in for atmosphere, but some YAs will certainly enjoy this challenge. It is possible that it would appeal to readers of the Harry Potter stories. Category: Hardcover Fiction. KLIATT Codes: J--Recommended for junior high school students. 2000, Scholastic/The Chicken House, 345p. map., $16.95. Ages 12 to 15.
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002.)

Laura Schmidt (The ALAN Review, Spring/Summer 2003 (Vol. 30, No. 3))
Venice is a city of beauty, mystery, and plenty of secrets. Prosper and Bo are brothers who come to Venice to escape their terrible aunt Esther. They soon join a gang of street children determined to make their own living in the shadows of everyday Venice life--with the help of each other and their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord. While the practice of petty crime keeps the group alive, temptation becomes unbearable when a secretive client offers the Thief Lord a burglary challenge he cannot refuse. At the same time, a hidden danger draws near. A detective, paid by Esther to hunt down Proper and Bo, is on the brink of discovering the Thief Lord's hideout. Yearning only for a better life, the children begin the commission that will change their lives forever, and will set the Thief Lord to his hardest trial yet. This novel, translated from the original German text, is full of delightful characters and creative plot line twists. Funke's imagination touches the adventurous parts of the heart, as well as the simple human desire to belong and be loved. This story is pure magic. Category: Modern Fantasy. YA--Young Adult. 2002, Scholastic, 349 pp., $16.95. Ages young adult.
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002.)

Elizabeth Bush (The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books, November 2002 (Vol. 56, No. 3))
Orphaned brothers Prosper and Bo have ditched their guardian aunt (who s only willing to adopt the charming, younger Bo) and have fled to Venice, where they come under the dubious protection of a teen who carries off daring thefts by night and herds a small band of street gamins by day. The gang of the Thief Lord is more than willing to assist their leader in his midnight heists, but he seems reluctant to bring them along on any actual jobs, and readers will probably figure out long before Prosper and Bo do that the young criminal is actually a rich kid pilfering his parents goodies. He does, however, get them involved in a plan to help reconstruct--for unimaginable wealth, of course--a magical merry-go-round stolen years ago from an orphanage. Trailed by a gumshoe looking for the siblings, and most improbably befriended by a would-be burglary victim, the children dodge their way through a hailstorm of transparent subplots to reach their respective happy endings. Readers undaunted by page count can find Funke s themes developed more thrillingly elsewhere--in Dickens Oliver Twist and in Bradbury s Something Wicked This Way Comes. This comparatively lightweight (in content, not ounces) romp has its moments, however, and the social joys of joining what promises to be a heavily hyped Reading Event may well carry the day. (Reviewed from galleys) Review Code: Ad -- Additional book of acceptable quality for collections needing more material in the area. (c) Copyright 2002, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2002, Chicken House, 352p, $16.95. Grades 5-8.
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002.)

Mark deCastrique (The Five Owls, (Vol. 17, No. 1))
Cornelia Funke is a popular German author whose novel The Thief Lord marks her debut in the United States. Brought to the English-reading world by the original publisher of J. K. Rowling, The Thief Lord creates a wonderfully rich tale of mystery and magic with theme, plot, character, and setting marvelously entwined by this skilled writer. Recently orphaned, twelve-year-old Prosper and his five-year-old brother Bo are on the run from their aunt. She wishes to adopt little Bo but intends to send Prosper away to boarding school. In a desperate attempt to stay together, the boys have escaped from Hamburg to Venice, the city their late mother described in her bedtime stories. They are rescued by a gang of street urchins who follow the instructions of a mysterious youth who calls himself the Thief Lord. All of the children find their longing for belonging satisfied by the caring community they have established in an abandoned movie theatre. However, their security is as illusory as the films that once flickered on the tattered screen. A quirky, well-meaning detective uncovers the truth of the Thief Lord, and the revelation destroys the trust that bound the group together. In the novel, Venice is more than setting. Its mystique and lore become another character, contributing to the plot and providing the impetus for the magical resolution which flows naturally from the legends of the ancient city. Funke's chapter drawings and reference maps add to the charm of the tale and enrich the strong sense of place that pervades the story. In the end, the children must unite with sympathetic adults in a quest to not only protect Prosper and Bo but also to provide the sanctity and security each of them desires. The theme of belonging expands until it transforms into the nature of childhood itself, and the Thief Lord must make the ultimate steal in an attempt to find his place in the world. Intelligently written and plotted, The Thief Lord is a story in which the fantastic illustrates the value of our common, day-to-day relationships with family and friends. The novel has the power to spark the imagination of young readers for years to come. 2002, Scholastic, $16.95. Ages 9 to 12.
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002.)

Tanya Tullos (The Lorgnette - Heart of Texas Reviews (Vol. 15, No. 3))
Bo, age five, and Prosper, age twelve, have run away from the aunt who does not want them to go to the Venice of their dead mother's dreams. The Thief Lord, leader of a group of street urchins, helps them survive. But, even the Thief Lord's fantasy and realities are much different than the boys expect. With a detective hot on their trail, the boys engage in a series of escapades in the shadows of canals and old buildings. The children discover a magical merry-go-round that can make riders older or younger depending on how it turns. Those who ride it are never the same. A well-written fantasy and the winner of several European children's literature awards, THE THIEF LORD provides an awesome cast of characters. From Aunt Esther to Ernesto Barbarossa to Ida Sparento to Victor Getz, readers will find villains and heroes as memorable as those in classic children's books. The children themselves--Hornet, Riccio, Mosca, Scipio, Prosper, and Bo--are all very different but must work together not only to survive but also to make their own happy endings. Fiction. Grades 5 and up. 2002, Chicken House, 249p., $16.95. Ages 10 up.
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002.)

Kevin Beach (VOYA, April 2003 (Vol. 26, No. 1))
This German best-selling children's author creates a delightful tale that borrows a little from Oliver Twist and a bit from the magic of the Harry Potter books. A good-hearted private investigator is hired by a somewhat villainous couple to find their orphaned nephews. Fearing that the couple will separate them and actually only want them for their inheritance, the boys have run away to Venice, where they have the good fortune to fall amongst a tight group of street urchins, who often make ends meet through petty theft and cons. They live comfortably in an abandoned theater, benefactors of a mysterious masked boy who calls himself the Thief Lord. He often supplies them with food and expensive goods to hock. Life gets complicated when the children are hired by a sinister old man to retrieve a wooden wing from an old woman's home just as the investigator discovers the hideaway. What is the secret of the wing? Who is the old woman? All is resolved as the Thief Lord is unmasked, the boys outwit their aunt with the help of the PI, and the wing is restored to its mystical origins with some dire consequences. The magical city of Venice is used to full advantage. The characters are richly and realistically drawn-the good guys are not always good and the bad not really so bad. This satisfying, twisting tale is for upper elementary readers who enjoy a dab of magic surrounded by a charming story. VOYA CODES: 5Q 4P M J (Hard to imagine it being any better written; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2002 (orig. 2000), Scholastic, 349p, $16.95. Ages 11 to 15.
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: 2002.)

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
34;Wacky characters bring energy to this entertaining novel about thieving children, a disguise-obsessed detective and a magical merry-go-round," wrote PW\n. Ages 9-12. (Nov.)\n"
(PUBLISHER: Scholastic (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2003] c2001.)

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New York: Scholastic, 2010

Media Type: Language Material
349 p.:
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"Includes a Q&A with Cornelia Funke an introduction to Venice and more!"-P. [4] of cover.
Originally published Frome Somerset England: Chicken House 2002. With additional material.
[New York]: Listening Library, 2005

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Duration 8:31:19.
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New York: Listening Library, 2005

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Originally released as sound cassettes in 2002.
Waterville Me.: Thorndike Press, 2004

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483 p. (large print) ;
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English translation by Oliver Latsch.
New York: Scholastic, 2003

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349 p.:
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Originally published Frome Somerset: Chicken House 2002.
New York: Scholastic, 2002

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349 p.:
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"Original German edition published c2000 by Cecilie Dressler Verlag Hamburg Germany."-P. [6].
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2002 by The Chicken House"-P. [6].
Frome: Chicken House, 2002

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350 p.:
Formerly CIP.
New York: Chicken House/Scholastic, 2002

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New York: Scholastic, 2002

Media Type: Language Material
349 p.:
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