Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Scholastic, 2002.
A stunning 1st American edition/1st printing in unread Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by author Cornelia Funke directly on the title page.
In Cornelia Funke's English-language debut two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter with--and protection from--Venice's "Thief Lord. "
Due to the rising success of her books, Funke is already being hailed as Germany's J. K. Rowling. Funke was given the Corine Award for this title in 2003.
Basis for the 2006 movie.