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The Thief Lord
by Cornelia Funke
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1.Was it a good idea for Prosper and Bo to run away to Venice? Why or why not?
 
2.Is Victor really a good detective or is he lucky?
 
3.Why do you think Scipio pretends to be the Thief Lord?
 
4.Why is Prosper so protective of Bo?
 
5.Why does Bo look up to the Thief Lord?
 
6.Would you make the same choices that Prosper makes?
 
7.Why doesn't Victor turn in the boys when he finds them?
 
8.Why does Ida help the boys?
 
9.What do you think happens to Renzo and Morosina in the end?
 
10.If you could become a grown-up right now, would you?
 
11.Why did Barbarossa choose to go with Prosper and Bo's aunt?
 
12.Who are you most like in the book and why?
 
13.Prosper, Bo, and their friends are all orphans. But why do they all choose to live on their own? What are the advantages of their lifestyle? What are its potential dangers? What other options do they have?
 
14.How was Ida raised when she was an orphan girl?
 
15.By the end of the novel, the characters have chosen different paths. Why did Mosca and Riccio ultimately turn down Ida's hospitality? Why did Barbarossa yearn to be adopted by Esther Hartlieb when Prosper and Bo wanted nothing to do with her?
 
16.Explore how Cornelia Funke integrates magic and fantasy into the real-world setting of Venice.
 
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http://www.corneliafunkefans.com/en
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