The Thief Lord (original German title: Herr der Diebe) is a 2000 children’s book by German author Cornelia Funke, whose books have been published in many other languages. It is available in English from Chicken House Publishing, Ltd. It was published in German in 2000 and translated into English by Oliver Latsch in 2002 for The Chicken House publishing company. It was also adapted into a film in 2006.
I’ve been telling you guys about my “readers block” right ? Okay, it’s not over yet, but yesterday, I managed to finish another book, The Thief Lord. When I was reading the book, I didn’t know that it had become a movie in 2006.Â ( do you think I will stop reading the book and look for the dvd if I knew it ? ). But it was late when I realized that there is such a movie. I did not feel like stop reading the book to search for the dvd. I was driven by the suspense and engaging narration … I had to read it. So, if you are a fan of Harry Potter, Animated movies, and if Cartoon Network is in the list of your favourite TV channels, you must read this book.
Author has captured anÂ ambition that every child has,Â grow faster, and become like their elders. They hate being treated as “kids” … “The Thief Lord” will take you through the adventures of a bunch of kids, most of them, who wants to do what elders to, and live like them ( and their ambition is to become good thieves !! ). There is another group of people, old men who wants to become young again, with magical powers of a mystical merry-go-round. Venice with it’s canals and boats, statues, and churches gives the perfect background for the story.
I loved the story, the language used, and the narration. You will not get bored, guaranteed.