The magical multi-award-winning modern classic from master
storyteller and New York Times-bestselling author, Cornelia
'A completely delicious read.' THE
Winter has come early to Venice.
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 ...
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Cornelia Funke is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy and a whole host of popular children's novels and picture books. Born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten, Cornelia initially worked as an illustrator but soon began writing her own stories. Cornelia lives with her family in LA.More about Cornelia Funke