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Today is Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday in many places in the world. We’ve just finished a very adventurous read by Cornelia Funke called, ‘The Thief Lord.” Set in Venice, Italy, this magical tale took us on a whirlwind visit to a mysterious and unknown destination.
Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious character who calls himself the “Thief Lord.” Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo relish being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. And soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them, and readers, to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.
This coming of age story places the idea of Identity smack dab in the middle of this adventure. Who are we? How does one see themselves and how are we perceived? What masks do we wear? And what dreams do we hope to fulfill. Our journey took us deeper into the ideas around family and friendship, loyalty and trust, adoption, Venice, Italy, and the mystery of Carnevale/ Carnival .
Somethings To Do :
Venetian Masks : Make Your Own Venetian Mask
From the Author:
Eat Like a Venetian
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