The Thief Lord

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

A modern version of the shipwrecked story.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 34 reviews

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age 10+

Adventure and Thrilling Book

Prosper and his brother Bo run away from there aunts house and go to Venice after there parents death and meets new friends where and a guy who’s name is Scipio and calls himself Thief Lord. When Prosper and Bo’s aunt finds out where they went she hires a detective to find them and take Bo and leave Prosper to an orphanage. Prosper struggles to hide from here aunt. Prosper doesn’t want Bo to go with her aunt, on the other hand his aunt wants Bo to live with her. The theme of this story is friendship. I like this book because it is full of surprises and adventure. In the story Prosper and the gang will always go out in Venice and sell what the thief lord finds for them and get alot of money. I would recommend this book to other people because you will like the surprises that happen in this story. Prosper and the gang fined out that they were betrayed by a friend.

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Too much violence
age 11+
This is a very unique, well-written story. However, the story is more entertaining than educational. Although the author does include some Italian vocabulary, the only strong positive message is sibling loyalty. Unfortunately, this book also paints lying and stealing in a positive light, although in a subtle way.

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