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The Thief Lord

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
Winter has come early to Venice.

Two orphaned children are on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city. Befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord, they shelter in an old, disused cinema.

On their trail is a bungling detective, obsessed with disguises and the health of his pet tortoises. But a greater threat to the boys' new-found freedom is something from a forgotten past-a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.

Wonderful. An exciting and richly atmospheric thriller told in the best storytelling tradition by a bestselling international children's author.

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Praise for this book

"The plot amazed me: the twists and turns never truly stop... it's very good." - Eva Ibbotson

"My enjoyment of Thief Lord grew and grew as I read it... and I loved the offbeat ending." - Diana Wynne Jones


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Used availability for Cornelia Funke's The Thief Lord

Hardback Editions

May 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 1-60686-784-9 / 978-1-60686-784-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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May 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Thief Lord (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-606-14686-5 / 978-0-606-14686-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Caroline Funke
ISBN: 1-4352-3375-1 / 978-1-4352-3375-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chicken House
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November 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-439-93609-8 / 978-0-439-85271-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Chicken House
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December 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-7862-7084-5 / 978-0-7862-7084-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-7569-1574-0 / 978-0-7569-1574-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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October 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Thief Lord (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-613-84572-2 / 978-0-613-84572-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Thief Lord (BOOK SENSE BOOK OF THE YEAR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (AWARDS))
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-439-40437-1 / 978-0-439-40437-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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July 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 1-903434-70-X / 978-1-903434-70-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-545-22770-4 / 978-0-545-22770-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chicken House
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February 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 1-905294-21-2 / 978-1-905294-21-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chicken House
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November 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Caroline Funke
ISBN: 0-7862-8092-1 / 978-0-7862-8092-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-439-77132-3 / 978-0-439-77132-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Carol Alexander, Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-7675-2085-8 / 978-0-7675-2085-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Learning Links
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October 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-439-42089-X / 978-0-439-42089-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chicken House
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October 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Caroline Funke
ISBN: 0-606-29244-6 / 978-0-606-29244-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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July 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 1-903434-77-7 / 978-1-903434-77-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
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Audio Editions

December 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
Publisher: AudioGO Ltd
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2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke, Read by Michael Maloney
ISBN: 1-4056-5661-1 / 978-1-4056-5661-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Children's Audiobooks
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September 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-307-28171-X / 978-0-307-28171-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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October 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Listening Library
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October 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Listening Library
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June 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Thief Lord, the (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-8072-1775-1 / 978-0-8072-1775-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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June 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Thief Lord (BBC Cover to Cover)
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 1-85549-712-3 / 978-1-85549-712-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cover to Cover Cassettes Ltd
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September 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
ISBN: 0-8072-0976-7 / 978-0-8072-0976-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): CORNELIA FUNKE
ISBN: 0-8072-0977-5 / 978-0-8072-0977-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2006 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Thief Lord
Author(s): Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Chicken House
Availability: Amazon UK